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Littoral Environment Visualization Tool

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82732
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-093-0438
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
1550 Crystal Drive Suite 703 Arlington, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Littoral Environment Visualization Tool
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0204
Award Amount: $69,982.00
 

Abstract:

The U.S. Navy would benefit greatly from a tool that could produce realistic scenes of the littoral environment based upon standard meteorological and oceanographic inputs in near real time; simulate a wide range of sensors aboard platforms above, below, or on the ocean surface; and allow the user to manipulate environmental inputs and immediately view their effects on the scene. The goal of this SBIR program is to develop a Littoral Environment Visualization Tool (LEVT) that provides all these capabilities. Arete's state-of-the-art software tools, already in widespread use across the film, video gaming, and advertising industries as well as in military applications, are capable of generating open ocean scenes of breathtaking realism. In this SBIR program, Arete will extend these capabilities to the littoral environment by simulating phenomena such as wave breaking and nonlinear wave propagation. These inherently nonlinear effects are difficult to compute in a near real time application. Arete is prepared to meet this challenge using an approach that balances the requirements for visual realism, interactivity, and near real time results.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Harey
Staff Scientist
8185012880
harey@arete.com

Business Contact:

Curt Harkless
Vice President
8185012880
harkless@arete.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARETE ASSOC.
P.O. Box 6024 Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

EIN/Tax ID: 952954108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No