Data Visualization - Project Contract

ESM 4984 - Scientific Visual Analysis & Multimedia


To model the Phantom II submarine in the VT CAVE, to improve visualization and design.


The Phantom II is the Virginia Tech Human-Powered Submarine. The submarine contains two people; one responsible for the providing the propulsion (ie. 'leg power') and the other responsible for controlling the submarine. Controlling the submarine consists of maintaining the submarine at the proper depth (approximately 20 to 30 feet below the surface), and maneuvering it through the given course. The international competition is being held in June 1998 in Panama City, Florida, where the course will be a 400 foot oval course in open water.


The main objectives of the class project are:

Web information will generally consist of pictures of the submarine, background information, and analysis of how realistic the submarine was simulated in the CAVE.


Last Updated: 10/2/97