Dynamic Visualization of Space Weather Simulation Data
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Dynamisk visualisering av rymdvädersimuleringsdata (Swedish)
The work described in this thesis is part of the Open Space project, a collaboration between Linköping University, NASA and the American Museum of Natural History. The long-term goal of Open Space is a multi-purpose, open-source scientific visualization software. The thesis covers the research and implementation of a pipeline for preparing and rendering volumetric data. The developed pipeline consists of three stages: A data formatting stage which takes data from various sources and prepares it for the rest of the pipeline, a pre-processing stage which builds a tree structure of of the raw data, and finally an interactive rendering stage which draws a volume using ray-casting. The pipeline is a fully working proof-of-concept for future development of Open Space, and can be used as-is to render space weather data using a combination of suitable data structures and an efficient data transfer pipeline. Many concepts and ideas from this work can be utilized in the larger-scale software project.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 79 p.
nasa, space, space weather, scientific visualization, visualization, 3d, graphics, volumetric, rendering, c++, opencl, opengl, glsl, amnh, pipeline, voxel, voxels, data structures, tsp tree, octree, gpu, gpgpu
Media and Communication Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112092ISRN: LiU-ITN-TEK-A-14/009-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-112092DiVA: diva2:763094
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