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Automated Generation of Underground Structures

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 08-142
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Dignitas Technologies, LLC
3504 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 170 Orlando, FL 32817-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Automated Generation of Underground Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W91CRB-09-C-0106
Award Amount: $1,079,919.00


Urban environments are a central focus of military operations and by extension, training. The military simulation community has put significant effort into the representation and visualization of buildings and urban clutter. While there is basic simulation support for underground structures, progress is hampered by a lack of source data and widely available tools to support manual or automated generation of underground structures. This lack of data and tools has made underground data scarce in training databases. Team Dignitas proposes to use ARA's Urban and Underground Model Generator (U2MG) technology as the basis of an effort to directly extend the underground structure generation capabilities and functionality of major Army programs such as SE Core DVED and OneSAF. Team Dignitas will not only develop government purpose rights software for underground structure generation, we will also provide proof of concept integrations of our technology directly into SE Core DVED and RDECOM RUGUD. In addition, we will work with the OneSAF program to ensure appropriate run-time database structures and functionality are available to take advantage of underground structures. Thus, Team Dignitas will address the end-to-end spectrum of capabilities, including direct support for application of the technology.

Principal Investigator:

Shawn Shiflett
System Engineer

Business Contact:

Jon Watkins
Managing Member
Small Business Information at Submission:

Dignitas Technologies, LLC
3504 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 185 Orlando, FL 32817

EIN/Tax ID: 201832019
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No