Date of Award
Master of Science in Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stuart H. Kurkowski, PhD
Communication network simulations have typically been visualized in the past through 2D representations, but this is insufficient for battlefield network scenarios. Visual representations of battlefield networks greatly benefit from 3D visualization due to its ability to retain asset location. This research investigates the feasibility of modeling a typical battlefield communication network in a realistic 3D manner and discusses the effects of doing so. The result is an open source, 3D network visualization tool that can create highly intuitive connected battlefield scenes, enabling the user to quickly comprehend network state. It highlights mobile assets, packet movement, and node connectivity while allowing the viewer to interact with the scene.
DTIC Accession Number
Rowell, Charles R. Jr., "Modeling Computer Communication Networks in a Realistic 3D Environment" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 1977.