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Systems and methods for interactive virtual reality process control and simulation (IVRPCS)

United States Patent Application

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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.
Daniel, William E. JR. (North Augusta, SC), Whitney, Michael A. (Augusta, GA)
09/ 904,048
July 12, 2001
[0001] The U.S. government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract number DE-AC09-96SR18500 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Westinghouse Savannah River Company.