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Immersive Visualization of Complex Situations for Mission Rehearsal

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32921
Amount: $63,681.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1996
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
555 Sun Valley Drive Suite K-4
Roswell, GA 30076
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Clyde W. Lightfoot
 (770) 518-1116
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract

The development of an immersive environment to visually simplify complex situations, by minimizing distractions and maximizing information presented to the user, promises to re-define the current man-machine computer interface. This proposal will define a prototype for a seated immersive interface to transport the user around in an artificial/virtual environment. The environment will surround the user with abstract data representations (in the form of icons and windows) placed within 3-D models. Prolonged usage and ease of use are primary concerns of this design. The prototype's main componenets will include a Head-Mounted-Display with navigation and selection devices, and appropriate software. Work to be performed includes definition of the immersive interface, a functional specification of the required hardware, software, and development tools, plus evaluation, testing and integration of appropriate VR products.

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