Facilities

The Engineering Visualization Research Laboratory (EVRL) is housed on the first level of the Schaefer Engineering Building on the campus of Morgan State University. EVRL consists of two separate spaces; the first is a general research lab facility consisting of several workstations, servers and standard electronics testing equipment. The second is the visualization lab, which is divided into four areas: visualization room, research lab, projection room, storage space.

                                                                       

The visualization lab is equipped with the following:

  • 12 x 4 ft. Rear Projector Screen
  • 2 Christie Mirage S+14K 16,000 lumen, Stereoscopic Projectors
  • Portable Touch-Enabled LCD A/V switcher
  • 20 LCD shutter glasses (for stereoscopic projection)
  • Mobile Smartboard Station
  • Intersense Inertia Motion Tracking System 
  • Full 9 speaker Mayer Surround Sound System
  • 30 seat theater
  • 4 PC work stations
  • Core i-7 display servers
  • HP Laserjet color printer
  • Haptic device (force feedback research)

These resources permit the visualization lab to serve multiple purposes as both a demonstration/conference facility as well as a research facility. Stereoscopic solutions provide realistic three-dimensional views while overhead inertia tracking immerses participants within their virtual environments. The additional of the Phantom Haptic device enables participants to engage their sense of touch by creating a force feedback experience between themselves and their virtual environment.