Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Engineering Physics
Cecilia A. Miner, PhD
Lightning detection is an essential part of safety and resource protection at Cape Canaveral. In order to meet the unique needs of launching space vehicles in the thunderstorm prone Florida environment, Cape Canaveral has the only operational three- dimensional (3D) lightning detection network in the world, the Lightning Detection and Ranging (LDAR) system. Although lightning activity is detected in three dimensions, the current LDAR display, developed 20 years ago, is two-dimensional. This thesis uses modern three-dimensional graphics, object-oriented software design, and innovative visualization techniques to develop a 3D visualization application for LDAR data.
DTIC Accession Number
Darwin, Michael W., "A 3D Display System for Lightning Detection and Ranging (LDAR) Data" (2000). Theses and Dissertations. 4769.