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ENGAGEMENT SIMULATION APPLICATIONS ON MICROCOMPUTERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
60
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
60
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kinton Inc
5707 Seminary Rd Bailey's Crossroa, VA 22041
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: ENGAGEMENT SIMULATION APPLICATIONS ON MICROCOMPUTERS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,999.00
 

Abstract:

HUNDREDS OF SMALL ARMY UNITS NEED PRACTICE IN OPPOSING FORCE OPERATION IN BUILT-UP URBAN AREAS AND DCCLUDED TERRAIN IN GENERAL. SINCE BUILDING CITIES FOR PRACTICE IS IMPRACTICAL THE ALTERNATIVE IS TO DEVELOP GENERALIZED SOFTWARE PACKAGES FOR MAKING SIMULATIONS ON LOW COST MICROCOMPUTERS. EXISTING SOFTWARE PACKAGES WILL PRODUCE COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGES OF TRANSPARENT BUILDINGS AND TERRAIN AS VIEWED FROM A SINGLE LOCATION. THE TACTICAL ENGAGEMENTS NEED SOLID BUILDING AND TERRANIN AS VIEWED FROM A SINGLE LOCATION. THE TACTICAL ENGAGMENTS NEED SOLID BUILDING TO OBSCURE WHAT IS BEHIND THEM AND MULTIPLY VIEW-POINTS FOR THE LOCATIONS OF EACH SMALL UNIT PARTICIPANT. THE HARDWARE IS AVAILABLE AT LOW COST. IT IS ONLY THE SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY THAT IS MISSING. THE PRESENT EFFORT IS TO REDESIGN CGI SOFTWARE PACKAGES SO THAT (1) DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR EACH PERSON PARTICIPATING IN A SMALL UNIT ENGAGMENT SIMULATION AND (2) THE CGI IMAGES ARE NOT TRANSPARENT, I.E., THE IMAGES OCCLUDE WHAT IS BEHIND THEM FOR EACH PARICIPANT'S VIEWPOINT\LOCATION. SOLUTION OF THESE BASIC TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WILL PROVIDE THE BASIC ELEMENTS OF A GENERALIZED SOFTWARE PACKAGE FOR DEVELOPING LOW COST OPPOSING FORCE SIMULATIONS IN PHASE II THAT MEET A NEED IDENTIFIED BY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE AND DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD.

Principal Investigator:

Business Contact:

Dr. Edgar L. Shriver
7038201000
Small Business Information at Submission:

Kinton Inc.
1500 North Beauregard Street Suite 205 Alexandria, VA 22311

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No