Web Based Virtual Reality Training Simulation Tool to Identify
Possible Threats during a Stadium Event
By Justin Nosser - May 05 - May 07
Committee: Dr. Tulio Sulbaran (Chair), Dr. Walter Cooper,
Prof. Fairuz Shiratuddin
Stadium security has become an
important issue since the tragedy of 9/11. According to
researchers’ findings, pre-event training was featured as
standard procedure for most secure stadiums, but lower level
security stadiums showed no emphasis for pre-event training.
This is a problem because outsourcing security professionals to
merely establish a security presence is no longer a guarantee of
safety. It is imperative that security professionals receive
timely training using improved training programs so that threats
that can lead to disasters can be detected, controlled, and
avoided. The objective of this research project is the creation
of a Web based virtual reality training simulation tool for
security personnel in identifying possible threats that can
occur during a stadium event. More specifically, M. M. Roberts
Stadium located at the University of Southern Mississippi.
VizX3D, a VRML authoring toolkit, is used to model a virtual
representation of the University of Southern Mississippi’s
football stadium and to build the potential threats. By using
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Management Studio, the researcher
established the necessary database needed and Java is used for
programming purposes and database connectivity. In this virtual
reality training simulation, the user will be confronted with
the task of threat detection and response in the stadium
surroundings. The finished project is a Web based Virtual
Reality Training tool application to visually train security
personnel before an event in the identification of common
threats that can occur at the football stadium during a game or
other occasion. This training tool will strengthen security
awareness and save thousands of patrons from potential danger.
The tool will also be very easy to use and will also be
accessible through the Internet so that security personnel can
use it at their leisure.
Snap Shots of the SHPM Virtual
Virtual Reality Environment
|Step 1: The Flux VRML
plug-in is needed for the VR training tool to work properly.
Please click on the link below to install this required plug-in:
Flux Player - By MediaMachines
Click the link below to be re-directed to the Stadium Login
page. You must register your information if you are a new user
and await approval from the administrator before using the VR
stadium training tool.
Based VR Stadium Training Tool Login Page