Accession Number : ADA331247

Title :   Terracon: An Automatic Graphics Database Conversion Program for Joint Tactical Simulation Databases

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 95-Apr 96

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Long, Victor M.

PDF Url : ADA331247

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The Joint Tactical Simulation (JTS) is a distributed, stochastic, entity-level, real-time, interactive simulation, developed by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). JTS provides the user with a two-dimensional (2-D) view of its simulation with a capability to zoom in or out. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has developed a visualization tool for viewing JTS in three dimensions. In support of this visualization tool, ARL has developed a UNIX-based, command-line program, Terracon, which automatically converts a JTS database into a three-dimensional (3-D) graphics database for use with the visualization tool.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, ALGORITHMS, DATA MANAGEMENT, REAL TIME, THREE DIMENSIONAL, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, TERRAIN MODELS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE