A Novel Visual Landing Aid Toolkit using VRML

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-03-C-0261
Agency Tracking Number: N032-0879
Amount: $68,680.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
34 Lexington Avenue, Ewing, NJ, 08618
DUNS: 096857313
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert McKillip,
 Senior Associate
 (609) 538-0444
Business Contact
 Barbara Agans
Title: Administrator
Phone: (609) 538-0444
Email: barbara@continuum-dynamics.com
Research Institution
A software toolkit is to be developed to support Visual Landing Aid (VLA) design and development on the PC platform using Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) constructs. The tools leverage considerable corporate experience at Continuum Dynamics inthe application of VRML 3D modeling for a variety of engineering applications, including previous work on dynamic interface (DI) modeling and simulation. The proposed software contains features that allow for calibration of photometric characteristics ona given computer, and include the capability to interactively select aircraft approach positions for user evaluation of VLA lighting concepts. Software components are also included to allow the toolkit to support manned flight simulation trials inreal-time, using Ethernet network protocols and data packet transfer. The toolkit promises to save considerable costs in evaluating VLA systems in a flight test environment, through the transfer of many evaluation exercises to the PC environment.

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