Virtual Reality Laboratory

Metadata Updated: March 8, 2017

FUNCTION: Performs basic and applied research in interactive 3D computer graphics, including visual analytics, virtual environments, and augmented reality (AR). The Virtual Reality (VR) Laboratory is also used to visualize scientific, geospatial, and other databases that are large or contain varied data types.The VR Laboratory is also used to perform research into visualization and interaction techniques.DESCRIPTION: Banks of tiled displays provide low-cost, high-resolution, immersive 3D environments. Our extensible, reconfigurable workbenches each have display areas of 80 x 34 inches. Special operating environments enable a single application to run over all tiles without modifications to the user software. Users may use 3D analogs of traditional interaction devices such as joysticks to control the viewpoint, display parameters, or data content. The augmented reality system allows multiple users to go outdoors with backpack-worn or vehiclemounted systems that display situation awareness information (e.g., street names, routes, phase lines, locations of other users) or information inserted by other users (e.g., a selected target). A variation on the software embeds virtual forces controlled by a SAF (semi-automated forces) system. Rooftop-mounted cameras allow users to be forward observers. A 3D command center application and an indoor demonstration analog of the backpack system distribute real-time updates of information and mission-specific goals to mobile users.INSTRUMENTATION: The VR Laboratory includes several high-resolution display workbenches constructed from multiple display tiles, PC clusters with programmable graphics processing units (GPUs), tracking and interaction devices, and 3D audio and voice recognition packages. The AR hardware includes wearable computers, optical see-through and video-mixing displays, and a wide array of tracking devices (GPS, inertial, ultrasonic, vision-based, and magnetic) suitable for indoor and outdoor uses.

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