Graphics Display of Convoy Movements

by S. M. Chin, Oak Ridge Natl Lab, United States,
B. E. Peterson, Oak Ridge Natl Lab, United States,
F. Southworth, Oak Ridge Natl Lab, United States,
R. M. Davis, Oak Ridge Natl Lab, United States,
R. G. Scott, Oak Ridge Natl Lab, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation III


U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) is sponsoring the development of a Convoy Mobilization Automated Support System (MASS) to be used during routine planning and exercise movements for unit training as well as operations during mobilization. The routing databases and software have been developed and installed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). In recognizing the potential of the interactive computer graphics capability, ORNL has developed a graphics enhancement for the convoy movement program on Wang microcomputers. This paper describes the interactive computer graphics enhancement for the MASS model. The graphics enhancement enables the user to interactively display the following information: the origins, destinations, and the sizes of the convoys; the schedules and routes of the convoys; and the animation of the convoy flows. Additional aspects of the subject are discussed.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Graphic methods | Computer models | Computer analysis | Computer aided operations | Training | Databases | Computers | United States

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