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Dynamic Terrain System Process Development

Award Information

Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Dynamic Terrain System Process Development
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W900KK-09-C-0037
Award Amount: $69,984.00


Current simulation-based training environments lack the ability to rapidly and effectively communicate dynamic terrain changes across distributed virtual environments. The inability to propagate dynamically altered terrain in a distributed training scenario has detrimental effects on overall mission realism and can result in battlespace inconsistencies that hamper mission effectiveness. To address this issue, a system to rapidly and reliably distribute dynamic terrain changes across a heterogeneous simulation network is required. In considering this problem, Infoscitex has developed the concept for a cost-effective, novel solution that will deliver correlated dynamic terrain changes across a wide variety of virtual training systems in order to achieve fair fight capability. The Infoscitex solution provides a common format for terrain interchange and also decouples the data transmission architecture from the underlying simulation in order to allow maximum system interoperability. IST has assembled a distinguished team to address this proposal. We are proposing a novel and innovative approach to meeting the requirements called for in the solicitation. At the conclusion of Phase II, we will have deployed a system for distributing dynamic terrain changes to both virtual and constructive host simulations within a distributed virtual training environment.

Principal Investigator:

Eric Whitfield
Project Software Engineer

Business Contact:

William F. Thompson
Contracts Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No