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P-2001-04-S
A Cohesive Framework for the simulation of natural diasters using Environmental Agents
 

By Blake Howe- Jan 04 - Present
Committee: Dr. Tulio Sulbaran (Chair), Prof. Desmond Fletcher, Prof. Doris Kemp
Project Objective
The objective of this project is to develop a methodology that will aid developers in the implementation of realistic characteristics in environmental agents such as flood, fire, and storms and implement a simple library to show it is feasible.

Abstract
Intelligent agents, situated within a virtual environment (VE), need the ability to navigate and decide on a course of action. The problem lies in the fact that there is a lack of libraries and methodologies for implementing realistic behaviors. According to Winikoff there is a clear lack of processes methodologies, and libraries to prevent this. The objective of this project is to develop a methodology that will aid developers in the implementation of realistic characteristics in environmental agents such as flood, fire, and storms and implement a library to show it is feasible. The results of this project will be a methodology for representing realistic behavior of agents in simulations and a library to show this concept is viable. This could potentially lead the way to a more open framework in simulations and help improve the quality of simulations that involve fire by allowing developers to extend a generic component instead of starting from scratch.

Project Results
The Wildfire Simulator (1024 X 768)

The Wildfire Simulator (800 x 600)

 

Microsoft Virtual machine download (Older VM needed for application)

 

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Last Modification: Saturday August 12, 2006 08:00 PM
Originally Developed by: Dr. Tulio Sulbaran - Email: Tulio.Sulbaran@usm.edu  - Nov 2004
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