Image-Based Terrain Database Generator for Simulation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20711
Amount: $499,412.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2477 55th Street, Boulder, CO, 80301
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Curlander
 (303) 444-0094
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
Vexcel Corporation together with Hughes Training, Inc. Advanced Systems Facility proposes a multi-source terrain database generator for the Vetronics Crew Display Demonstrator system. The system would incorporate information from existing VCDD databases, mapping products, and new imagery to produce digital terrain models and environments for combat vehicle simulation. The system would be hosted on a high speed graphics workstation such as the Silicon Graphics Iris family of computers, to take advantage of the state of the art in display and visualization technology. A Unix / C software environment would be used, and the systems interface would be integrated into the VCDD interface development software. Also the VCDD Systat software capabilities would be used. The resulting prototype will prove feasibility of image-based extensions and enhancements to the current VCDD terrain database simulation capabilities.

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