Navy SBIR Award

Contact Information

Government POC
Mr. Mark Houghton
Email: mhoughto@jwac.osis.gov
Phone: (540)653-3947
Fax: (540)653-2788

 

Principal Investigator
Chris King
Email: king@idvinc.com
Phone: (803)799-1699
Fax: (803)978-7543

Corporate Official
Michael Sechrest
Email: sechrest@idvinc.com
Phone: (803)233-0072
Fax: (803)978-7543

Firm
Interactive Data Visualization
1233 Washington St. Suite 610
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
http://www.idvinc.com

 


Award Details

Contract #

N00178-03-C-3109 

Topic

N02-102 

Solicitation

02.1 

SYSCOM

NSMA 

Award Amount

597733.00 

Phase

II 

Program

Navy SBIR 

Start / End Date

05/22/2003 - 05/21/2005 

FY Reported

2003 

Title

Enhanced Visualization of Modeling and Simulation Processes 

Abstract

This document proposes a system that allows engineers from multiple disciplines, using numerous simulation packages, to input data from a variety of sources, both run-time and off-line, in a manner that allows them to examine that data in a number of different ways. The architecture should allow for a great deal of flexibility and extensibility, allowing engineers to add multiple types and styles of real-time 2D and 3D visualization methods, different methods and formats of data input, and diverse methods of data manipulation and processing. This type of flexibility provides utility to engineers at all levels of the design process, with each engineer using a common visualization platform. Our Phase I efforts proved the effectiveness this type of visualization system had in analyzing a single macro-level simulation scenario. Our Phase II objective is to implement a prototype system that demonstrates this utility as it applies to a broad range of M&S topics.  

Benefit

Currently, there are a number of popular packages used for modeling and simulation, each with various forms of visualization capabilities. Our aim is to define a new standard for M&S interactive visualization. This can be achieved by providing a visualization environment that contains numerous standard utilities like interactive 2D and 3D plotting, but also provides an extensible visualization subsystem, the ability to read data in various formats and methods (which can be modified and extended), and most importantly can interface directly with the models created by the engineers. Such a system could emerge as the visualization standard for engineers working at the micro or macro level and across multiple disciplines. This system could provide simulation designers with the ability to more effectively communicate the effectiveness of their system to customers, colleagues, and decision makers.  

Taxonomy

 

Keywords

Modeling, Simulation, scenario, Visualization, environment, Data, M&S, real-time