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Title: Systems and methods for interactive virtual reality process control and simulation

Abstract

A system for visualizing, controlling and managing information includes a data analysis unit for interpreting and classifying raw data using analytical techniques. A data flow coordination unit routes data from its source to other components within the system. A data preparation unit handles the graphical preparation of the data and a data rendering unit presents the data in a three-dimensional interactive environment where the user can observe, interact with, and interpret the data. A user can view the information on various levels, from a high overall process level view, to a view illustrating linkage between variables, to view the hard data itself, or to view results of an analysis of the data. The system allows a user to monitor a physical process in real-time and further allows the user to manage and control the information in a manner not previously possible.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (North Augusta, SC)
  2. Augusta, GA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873994
Patent Number(s):
6289299
Assignee:
Westinghouse Savannah River Company (Aiken, SC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G05 - CONTROLLING G05B - CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
systems; methods; interactive; virtual; reality; process; control; simulation; visualizing; controlling; managing; information; data; analysis; unit; interpreting; classifying; raw; analytical; techniques; flow; coordination; routes; source; components; preparation; handles; graphical; rendering; three-dimensional; environment; user; observe; interact; interpret; view; various; levels; overall; level; illustrating; linkage; variables; hard; results; allows; monitor; physical; real-time; manage; manner; previously; analysis unit; data analysis; process control; data flow; overall process; various levels; analytical techniques; virtual reality; raw data; analytical technique; /703/345/

Citation Formats

Daniel, Jr., William E., and Whitney, Michael A. Systems and methods for interactive virtual reality process control and simulation. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Daniel, Jr., William E., & Whitney, Michael A. Systems and methods for interactive virtual reality process control and simulation. United States.
Daniel, Jr., William E., and Whitney, Michael A. Mon . "Systems and methods for interactive virtual reality process control and simulation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873994.
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abstractNote = {A system for visualizing, controlling and managing information includes a data analysis unit for interpreting and classifying raw data using analytical techniques. A data flow coordination unit routes data from its source to other components within the system. A data preparation unit handles the graphical preparation of the data and a data rendering unit presents the data in a three-dimensional interactive environment where the user can observe, interact with, and interpret the data. A user can view the information on various levels, from a high overall process level view, to a view illustrating linkage between variables, to view the hard data itself, or to view results of an analysis of the data. The system allows a user to monitor a physical process in real-time and further allows the user to manage and control the information in a manner not previously possible.},
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