Next Generation Visualization Tools for Mission Planning, Briefing and After Action Review

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-M-6505
Agency Tracking Number: F041-066-3019
Amount: $99,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-066
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
13766 S. Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA, 90250
DUNS: 028281020
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Cecy Pelz
 Senior Specialist
 (310) 679-2281
Business Contact
 Thomas Myers
Title: Vice President
Phone: (310) 679-2281
Research Institution
Systems Technology, Inc. proposes to create the Combat Airspace Visualization and Planning System (CAVAPS), a deployable battlespace visualization system that will run on PC-based notebook computers, under the Windows,¥ operating system. This system will bridge the gap between 2D mission planning intelligence data and 3D flight simulation by importing flight planning data from the Portable Flight Planning System (PFPS) and displaying the data as 3D elements superimposed over a high fidelity 3D terrain model, providing out-of-the-cockpit pilot¡¦s eye-view and other views of the anticipated battlespace. In addition, CAVAPS will provide the ability to add simulated hostile and friendly air and ground forces to the visualized battlespace. CAVAPS will also accept flight data (i.e. aircraft trajectories, threat encounters, combat and other events) from completed simulations and display it in the same fashion, to enhance post-simulation mission analysis and debriefing. The Phase I work will result in system requirements for CAVAPS, as well as a concept demonstrator that will exhibit the feasibility of integrating the CAVAPS with existing mission planning tools and simulation databases. The concept demonstrator will also illustrate some of the added functionality that can be included in CAVAPS to enhance mission planning and rehearsal.

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