Accession Number : ADA328456

Title :   Interoperability of Dissimilar Visual Systems: An Enhanced DIS Scene Manager.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP ORLANDO FL

PDF Url : ADA328456

Report Date : 23 OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) technology is maturing rapidly. Large scale distributed simulations, once too difficult to accomplish are now becoming a reality. There are still many issues which must be resolved before DIS can function in accordance to its vision. One such issue is that of being able to interoperate within dissimilar simulator environments. DIS allows exercise environments to be constructed with very dissimilar simulators and visual image generator systems. Visual interoperability is the achievement of highly correlated rendered images on heterogeneous imaging systems. The problem of visual interoperability is specifically how to achieve it STRICOM has sponsored investigations into mechanisms and strategies which can assist in achieving visual interoperability within DIS exercises. One mechanism for interoperability which STRICOM has sponsored is that of a Collective Scene Manager (CSM). The progress of the design and results of an investigation into the feasibility of a CSM within a DIS exercise are presented here.

Descriptors :   *INTEROPERABILITY, *COMPUTER VISION, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, SIMULATORS, ENVIRONMENTS, DISTRIBUTION, OPTICAL IMAGES, IMAGES, SUPERVISORS, HETEROGENEITY, GENERATORS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE