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Designing visualization software for ships and robotic vehicles
Author(s): Kurt D. Schwehr; Alexander Derbes; Laurence Edwards; Laurent Nguyen; Eric Zbinden
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Paper Abstract

One of the challenges of visualization software design is providing real-time tools capable of concurrently displaying data that varies temporally and in scale from kilometers to micrometers, such as the data prevalent in planetary exploration and deep-sea marine research. The Viz software developed by NASA Ames and the additions of the X-Core extensions solve this problem by providing a flexible framework for rapidly developing visualization software capable of accessing and displaying large dynamic data sets. This paper describes the Viz/X-Core design and illustrates the operation of both systems over a number of deployments ranging from marine research to Martian exploration. Highlights include a 2002 integration with live ship operations and the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5669, Visualization and Data Analysis 2005, (11 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.587085
Show Author Affiliations
Kurt D. Schwehr, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (United States)
Alexander Derbes, Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC (United States)
Laurence Edwards, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Laurent Nguyen, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Eric Zbinden, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5669:
Visualization and Data Analysis 2005
Robert F. Erbacher; Jonathan C. Roberts; Matti T. Grohn; Katy Borner, Editor(s)

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