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ENHANCEMENT OF SIMULATION/ANIMATION GRAPHICS SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1715
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1715
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LINCOM CORP.
5110 West Goldleaf Circle, Suite 250 Los Angeles, CA 90056
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: ENHANCEMENT OF SIMULATION/ANIMATION GRAPHICS SYSTEMS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

HIGH RESOLUTION SIMULATION/ANIMATION GRAPHICS SYSTEMS MUST INCORPORATE REAL-TIME HIDDEN SURFACE AND EXTERNAL LIGHTING ALGORITHMS FOR DISPLAY REALISM. EXISTING GRAPHICS SYSTEMS WHICH PROVIDE SUCH DISPLAY ALGORITHMS ARE COSTLY AND NOT ADAPTABLE TO A MULTI-USER ENVIRONMENT. THE COMPUTATIONAL TASKS REQUIRED ARE EXTREMELY COMPLEX AND NEED HARDWARE PROCESSORS THAT MUST BE DEVELOPED FOR THAT SPECIFIC PURPOSE. THIS EFFORT SEEKS TO DEVELOP A GRAPHICS SYSTEM WHICH WILL SUPPORT SIMULATION/ANIMATION APPLICATIONS BY PROVIDING THE MODELING AND SHADING CAPABILITIES OF RASTER SCAN TECHNOLOGY WITH THE DISPLAY RESOLUTION AND SPEED OF VECTOR DISPLAYS. THE SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE DATA BASE RESOLUTION NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY GRAPHICS SYSTEMS OTHER THAN SPECIALIZED MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR COMPLEXES. FOR THE PHASE I EFFORT, THE TECHNICAL QUESTIONS THAT WILL BE ADDRESSED TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE ENHANCED GRAPHICS HARDWARE SYSTEM INCLUDE USE OF FLOATING POINT AND ARRAY PROCESSORS; RASTER VERSUS VECTOR DISPLAYS FOR HIGH RESOLUTION SCENE DEFINITION; GENERAL PURPOSE GRAPHICS PROCESSORS; AND GRAPHIC SILICON ARCHITECTURES. AFTER A DEFINITION OF THE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GRAPHICS SYSTEM, A JOINT VENTURE WILL BE SOUGHT WITH A SELECTED MANUFACTURER TO DESIGN AND BUILD A PROTOTYPE GRAPHICS SYSTEM UTILIZING PHASE II FUNDING.

Principal Investigator:

John Mark Voss
Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Lincom Corp.
18100 Upper Bay Road Suite 100 Houston, TX 77058

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No