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Visualization of scientific data in multi-user augmented reality

Wulkop, Jan C. (2022) Visualization of scientific data in multi-user augmented reality. Master's, TU Braunschweig.

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Abstract

Humanity has always strived to learn more about the origins of our neighboring celestial bodies. With the help of modern rover systems, unknown areas are explored through scientific measurements. With increasingly better sensors, this data becomes more extensive and complex, creating an evident need for new and improved tools. These tools should support the scientists in the collaborative analysis of the recorded measurements. Scientists from different disciplinary backgrounds work together on this analysis. Exploring the data can be made more efficient with the help of intuitive visualization, interaction, and collaborative tools. At the same time, misunderstandings among the experts can be minimized. This thesis investigates how modern augmented reality approaches can support the process of collaborative rover data analysis. Three main aspects are considered: the threedimensional visualization of high-resolution terrain data, the visualization and interaction with rover data, and the integration of multi-user collaboration tools for the collaborative discussion. A mobile augmented reality device, the Microsft HoloLens 2, is used to input, output, and process the data. In order to evaluate the implemented visualization and interaction concepts, an expert interview and several experiments for a user study are prepared in this work. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, both interview and user study could not be conducted. Based on promising informal preliminary user tests, potential improvements of the presented concepts are discussed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/187793/
Document Type:Thesis (Master's)
Title:Visualization of scientific data in multi-user augmented reality
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Wulkop, Jan C.Jan.Wulkop (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0478-1476
Date:9 February 2022
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:171
Status:Published
Keywords:GIS Augmented Reality HoloLens Multi-User collaboration
Institution:TU Braunschweig
Department:Institute of Computer Graphics
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Robotics
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RO - Robotics
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Planetary Exploration
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institut of Simulation and Software Technology > Software for Space Systems and Interactive Visualisation
Deposited By: Wulkop, Jan Christoph
Deposited On:28 Sep 2022 13:12
Last Modified:28 Sep 2022 13:12

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