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Combining virtual reality and multimedia techniques for effective maintenance training
Author(s): David M. McLin; James C. Chung
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a virtual reality (VR) system developed for use as part of an integrated, low-cost, stand-alone, multimedia trainer. The trainer is used to train National Guard personnel in maintenance and trouble-shooting tasks for the M1A1 Abrams tank, the M2A2 Bradley fighting vehicle and the TOW II missile system. The VR system features a modular, extensible, object-oriented design which consists of a training monitor component, a VR run time component, a model loader component, and a set of domain-specific object behaviors which mimic the behavior of objects encountered in the actual vehicles. The VR system is built from a combination of off-the-shelf commercial software and custom software developed at RTI.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2645, 24th AIPR Workshop on Tools and Techniques for Modeling and Simulation, (19 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.233066
Show Author Affiliations
David M. McLin, Research Triangle Institute (United States)
James C. Chung, Research Triangle Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2645:
24th AIPR Workshop on Tools and Techniques for Modeling and Simulation
Donald J. Gerson, Editor(s)

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