Accession Number : ADA322998

Title :   User Interfaces for Cooperative Remote Design.

Descriptive Note : Annual progress rept.,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA

Personal Author(s) : Hodges, Larry F. ; Ribarsky, William

PDF Url : ADA322998

Report Date : 31 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Our objective in this research is to allow teams that are physically separated to do detailed design work on large-scale, 3D projects. The specific task is to enable multiple users to stand at each of two (or more) Virtual Workbenches at remote locations and interact effectively for design generation. Specific tasks completed include: (1) Organized and segmented the new Navy Arsenal Ship model; (2) Developed off-axis stereoscopic display and basic tracking mechanisms; (3) Developed an object data organization; (4) Generated nearly 1,000 3D objects and classified them using the data organization format; (5) Worked on several interaction paradigms, many of which are implemented in the design environment; (6) Developed a networking structure; and (7) Put together and are demonstrating a prototype design environment. In the coming year we will further study issues of collaboration and will also continue our work in enlarging and managing the set of objects in the ship design.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL ARCHITECTURE, *STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE, DATA BASES, DATA MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, WIDE AREA NETWORKS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, SHIPBUILDING, VIRTUAL REALITY, VIDEO NETWORKS, REMOTE TERMINALS, DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Cybernetics
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE