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Automatic Generation of VR Scripts from IDEF3 Behavior Descriptions

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Department of Defense
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1997 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840-2335
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Automatic Generation of VR Scripts from IDEF3 Behavior Descriptions
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $70,017.00


This project will apply virtual reality (VR) technology, in the context of system engineering, to develop a more effective, convenient, and realistic virtual prototyping technology that will improve the capacity to develop and assess complex computer-based systems. An intermediate goal of this Phase I initiative is automatically generating executable VR-based simulation code from IDEF3 behavior descriptions. Based on KBSI's previous successful research results [KBSI 93, 94], the objectives of the Phase I project are the following: + demonstrate the effectiveness of KBSI's PROCAP┬┐ tool, which is based on the Air Force IDEF3 Process Flow and Object description method, for input of the behaviors of virtual systems in a virtual environment, + leverage existing COTS VR tools and their API scripting languages to encode the behaviors captured under IDEF3 semantics, + develop reasoning strategies to assemble the behavior codes to generate a simulation model executed under the COTS VR environment, and + develop a preliminary proof-of-concept system to use for prototype analysis of a sample Navy problem such as a combat system for a major surface combatant. The Phase I activities include: system requirements specification, system design, system implementation, prototype analysis, and Phase I report and Phase II proposal preparation.

Principal Investigator:

Tien-lung Sun, Ph.d.

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Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
One KBSI Place College Station, TX 77840

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No