Real-time, Three-dimensional, Visualization Software for Current and Next Generation Consequence Assessment Models

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-07-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: T041-006-0091
Amount: $749,994.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA04-006
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-12-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-12-12
Small Business Information
215 Wynn Dr., 5th Floor, Huntsville, AL, 35805
DUNS: 185169620
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Coirier
 Manager, Defense Applicat
 (256) 726-4800
Business Contact
 Ashok Singhal
Title: President
Phone: (256) 726-4800
Research Institution
We propose to develop a forward-deployable, three-dimensional visualization capability suitable for incorporation into web-based, next-generation consequence assessment models, such as the Joint Effects Model (JEM) and the Integrated Weapons of Mass Destruction Toolset (IWMDT). The thin-interface, web-based, image-server visualization model will enable more informed decisions by the consequence assessment community and command structure through more accurate, understandable, and timely three-dimensional representations of hazard related data. This new visualization capability will be built from the open-source, freely available and widely used Visualization ToolKit (VTK), which we conclusively demonstrated during Phase I to be ideally suited for the real-time visualization of three-dimensional models created during use of the Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability (HPAC). Phase II will develop a web-enabled image server component to query data and functionality from the consequence assessment model and use the VTK to construct three-dimensional images of hazard plumes, weather, complex terrain, urban cityscapes and Gaussian puff-related data. Using the VTK dataflow pipeline, these images may be served to a web-based viewer, or rendered directly on a local viewer with accompanying graphics acceleration. The image server design will be evaluated for incorporation into the JEM model near the conclusion of Phase II.

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