Date of Award

Fall 2014

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer and Information Technology

First Advisor

Nathan Hartman

Committee Member 1

Patrick Connolly

Committee Member 2

Timothy Ropp


With the aviation industry shifting from paper based maintenance instructions to digital maintenance instructions, there needs to be a standard for what goes into creating the digital instructions. This study was done to determine what the optimum level of detail for 3D interactive aviation maintenance instructions. The definition of optimum for this study was: lowest amount of geometrical data with lowest rendering needed for comprehension and ease of use.