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Data visualization and analysis from within a collaborative virtual environment: applications for littoral warfare
Author(s): Glen H. Wheless; Cathy M. Lascara; Mark F. McKeon; James T. Costigan; Aron D. Bartle; Larry E. Ramey
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Paper Abstract

We describe our continuing work on the development and use of collaborative virtual environments (CVEs) in support of Naval Special Warfare mission rehearsal activities for the very shallow water mine countermeasures mission. These multi-participant CVEs are built form multiple data streams that include archived numerical circulation model results, 3D model files, moving entities and observations from advanced instrumentation and autonomous underwater vehicles. A room-sized multi-walled projection device known as a CAVE is used to provide an immersive quality to the simulations thereby adding to the realism of data presentation activities. Asynchronous collaborative capability allows users at many remote sites to partake in a many-to-many session that takes place in a common virtual world. A participant is able to view, navigate through and interact with the data and with other users in the 3D environment. Typical data types represented in the mine countermeasures CVE include graphical representations of bathymetry/topography, above-surface images, in-water objects, high-resolution data and hydrographic characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4394, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VI, (18 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445536
Show Author Affiliations
Glen H. Wheless, VRCO, Inc. (United States)
Cathy M. Lascara, VRCO, Inc. (United States)
Mark F. McKeon, VRCO, Inc. (United States)
James T. Costigan, VRCO, Inc. (United States)
Aron D. Bartle, VRCO, Inc. (United States)
Larry E. Ramey, VRCO, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4394:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VI
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Vivian George, Editor(s)

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