VIEW FACTOR APPLICATIONS IN COMPUTER GRAPHICS

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11811
Amount: $49,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Po Box 1567, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas J Drake
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Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED WORK IS TO APPLY RADIATION TRANSPORT METHODS DEVELOPED TO STUDY CONTROLLED FUSION TO SIMULATE THE REFLECTION OF LIGHT IN COMPUTER GRAPHICS. VIEWFACTOR METHODS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN APPLIED TO THE STUDY OF TIME DEPENDENT RADIATION TRANSPORT IN ENCLOSURES. CODES DEVELOPED AT KMS FUSION, INC. (KMS) HAVE THE ABILITY, BELIEVED UNIQUE FOR VIEW FACTOR CODES, OF SOLVING TIME DEPENDENT PROBLEMS INVOLVING PARTICIPATING MEDIA. THE TECHNIQUES USED IN SUCH CODES PARALLEL TO A SURPRISING DEGREE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIELD OF COMPUTER GRAPHICS, WHERE VIEW FACTOR METHODS HAVE BEEN INDEPENDENTLY APPLIED TO OBTAIN REALISTIC IMAGES. IT IS PROPOSED THAT VIEW FACTORTECHNIQUES DEVELOPED TO STUDY RADIATION TRANSPORT BE "TRANSPLANTED" TO THE FIELD OF COMPUTER GRAPHICS. THIS MATING OF RADIATION TRANSPORT THEORY WITH COMPUTER GRAPHICS WILL HELP PROVIDE IMAGES OF UNPRECEDENTED QUALITY.

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