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Multi-dimensional, user-oriented synthetic environment(Muse): A standard synthetic environment system for virtual prototyping

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32550
Amount: $586,359.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1998
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1601 Randolph SESuite 210
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Creve Maples
 (505) 843-6893
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Research Institution

We propose to develop a simulation system that integrates CAD/CAM/CAT tools into a Virtual Manufacturing Environment, and to demonstrate the proof of concept. The proposed system will be based on the demonstrated functionality of Multi-dimensional, user-oriented Synthetic Environment, UuSE (pronounced "muse'). Developed at Sandia National Laboratories by UuSE Technologies, Inc. (principals and licensed exclusively to MTI, UuSE has demonstrated its adaptability by integrating many kinds of data into 3D, time-based representations -- including CAD-data, kinematics, structural analysis, manufacturing process simulations, FEA, CFD, supercomputer models, sonar, command and control scenarios, MRI, CTscans, applications programs -- while simultaneously displaying text, photographs and video. These basic functionalities will allow UuSE users to access, process, manipulate and integrate many CAD, CAM, CAT and other models and simulations. When integrated with UuSE's ability to enable asynchronous, networked collaborative environments, these demonstrated capabilities can integrate all the elements necessary to create the interactive Virtual Manufacturing Environment. UuSE is a wrap-around synthetic environment shell, designed to enhance human-computer collaboration. Both hardware and software independent, it provides interactive user tools, is designed for realtime operations, and supports and displays simultaneous heterogeneous environments, e. g., flat screen displays, 3D and VR displays, audio and kinesthetic devices.

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