Just found out that I will be speaking at SIGGRAPH 2012! (International Conference and Exhibition of Computer Graphics and Interactive Technologies) My SIGGRAPH Dailies! submission was accepted, so this will be my third year in a row presenting work at the conference. This year I will be presenting a collection of satellite re-entry animations I helped to create over the past year. I am excited to be back in LA for the conference, though I will say that last year’s venue (Vancouver) will be hard to top. (Let’s talk about that conference center – green roof, and right on the water – amazing!)
While I’m at it, here is a look back at some of the videos I’ve presented/worked on at previous conferences.
SIGGRAPH 2011 (Vancouver):
Zombie Satellites: A Technical Animation
Technical animation depicting a drifting Zombie satellite that’s causing headaches in geosynchronous orbit.
Comparing the Radar Cross Section of Jet Fighters: An Idiot’s Guide
(Presented by co-worker Branden Coker)
Technical animation used to express the differences in radar cross section among fighter jets and its impact on mission success.
SIGGRAPH 2010 (LA):
US Airways Flight 1549: Hudson River Crash Animation With Flight Data
US Airways Flight 1549 crash simulation using actual flight data provides further insight into the event.
Satellite Collision Visualization: Technically Accurate Depictions of Debris Breakup and Evolution
This video demonstrates the approach trajectories of the Cosmos 2251 and Iridium 33 satellites prior to impact, as well as a statistical breakup model with an example of propagated debris tracked several days after the event.