Keywords

Flight simulators, Microcomputers

Abstract

The field of computer graphics has continued to provide an efficient means of depicting information about complex phenomena for its users. It has become a widely used tool through which the user may manipulate data to generate a different perspective of the problem at hand and, hence, offers a solution to many varied problems. One are of the application for computer graphics is the field of flight simulation. At the University of Central Florida, research is being conducted in the area of computer graphics simulation to develop a method through which a pictorial representation of the outline of a small airport runway may be modified to appear as viewed by a pilot in a defined airspace. The purpose of this paper is to provide a means of interfacing a small computer to a flight simulator device as well as a graphics terminal. This new implementation of the software will allow a pictorial display to be continuously modified by the changing positional and attitudinal parameters provided from a flight simulator's input. Another goal of this paper is to generate faster display turnaround times by programming the computer in assembly language. Further, the hardware that accomplishes this task is discussed. Finally, suggestions for continued research in this area conclude the report.

Graduation Date

1982

Advisor

Bauer, Christian

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

122 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013742

Included in

Engineering Commons

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