Graphical Visualization Framework for Representing Uncertainty in Dynamic 3-Dimensional Data

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 40722
Amount: $94,251.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1998
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
KITWARE, INC.
6 Equinox Ct., Clifton Park, NY, 12065
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. William J. Schroeder
 (518) 393-2142
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
Although visualization is a provent technology for communicating complex and/or voluminous information, one significant problem is its inability to display information describing data uncertainty. This deficiency has negative on analyzing or assessing data, since the integrity or quality of data is vital for good decision making. There is a need to develop good visualization technologies capable of representing, processing, and displaying uncertainty. Such technology would improve the overall decision making process because the quality of data would be taken into account, not just its expected value.The objective of this proposal is to develop a flexible, general system and set of components from which to build specialized vusualization applications with the ability to visualize data uncertainty. The system is adaptable to a variety of data sources, supports the creation of novel techniques and algorithms, and enables combinations of these techniques to create new displays and applications. Such a framework is necessary to support the variety of data encountered in general application and to allow custom applications to be constructed from the components of the system.

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