New Techniques for Compiling Multiresolution Terrain Representations

Period of Performance: 05/07/1998 - 11/07/1998

$69.9K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Multigen-paradigm, Inc.
550 S. Winchester Blvd Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95128
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

MultiGen proposes to investigate innovative multi-resolution terrain database MultiGen proposes to investigate innovative multi-resolution terrain database databases using commercially available Database Management Software, Project Management software to control the source data and the automation of the virtual environment compilation process, the use of dynamic library replacement to allow third party modification of the database compilation, automated extraction of database cultural features from imagery. Other areas of investigation will include database cultural features from imagery. Other areas of investigation will include and ease of use in generating databases, the interchange of databases between different simulators, interoperability between simulators of different database resolution, and database verification, validation and accreditation. The anticipated result of the proposed investigation is a design for an efficient set of algorithms, libraries and software tools that will enable users unskilled in simulation terrain databases to produce multiple resolution terrain representations. The design will effectively support force representation simulations that will be created more efficiently, with less cost, skill, time and at higher fidelity than can currently be acheived.