Resources Contact Us Home
Heightened realism for computer-controlled units in real-time activity simulation

Image Number 6 for United States Patent #6763325.

Enhanced realism of a real-time simulator having multiple computer-controlled units results from making the units capable of reacting to only those other units that each of them can be aware of because of their spatial relationships to the unit. Awareness is based upon probabilities; it can persist after a relationship changes; and it can be influenced by a unit's designation of a target. Each unit selects a target based upon a score incorporating multiple aspects of its tactical situation, and can change targets when the situation changes. A unit selects a strategy in response to which of a set of tactical configurations exist between the unit and its target; the strategy can change short of completion when the configuration changes. A plan produces guidance commands from the high-level strategy. The guidance commands are converted into control settings for guiding the subject unit using a physics engine for simulating the physical dynamics of the unit. The control settings can interact with each other under certain conditions. The time rate at which each computer-controlled unit performs the above operations varies with the tactical situation, and can be different for different units. The operator for each unit precomputes some data required for multiple calculations in performing the operations.

  Recently Added Patents
Scanning of a touch screen
Compound semiconductor device and manufacturing method therefor
Nucleotide sequence coding for variable regions of .beta. chains of human T lymphocyte receptors, corresponding peptide segments and the diagnostic and therapeutic uses
Sub-LUN input/output profiling for SSD devices
Image sensor pixels with junction gate photodiodes
Flash drive
Methods and apparatus for performing multiple photoresist layer development and etching processes
  Randomly Featured Patents
Display device and light sensing system
Method and apparatus for distributed voice searching
Periodic permanent magnet focusing system for electron beam
Method and mask structure for self-aligning ion implanting to form various device structures
Subscriber-initiated automated third party billing feature
Methods for fabricating a contact for an integrated circuit
Base station apparatus and wireless communication method
Gas metal arc welding of coated steels and shielding gas therefor
Sequential hydraulic extension system