(CIG)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
1984
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
899
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
W. W. Gaertner Research, Inc.
205 Saddle Hill Road, Stamford, CT, 06903
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 DR. W. W. GAERTNER
 (203) 866-3200
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
LOW-COST CIG SIMULATORS FOR WEAPONS TRAINING COULD BE PRODUCED THROUGH THE USE OF VLSI CHIPS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO CARRY OUT THE MAJOR FUNCTIONS OF IMAGE GENERATION, NAMELY 3-D PERSPECTIVE, DIFFUSE REFLECTION AND SHADING, HIDDEN SURFACE REMOVAL AND OCCULTATION IN GENERAL, CLIPPING AND AREA FILL. THESE CHIPS WILL BE FAST ENOUGH TO ALLOW COMPUTATION AT 60 FRAMES/SEC WITH A RESOLUTION OF 1024 X 1024 OR 1280. THESE CHIPS WILL REPLACE THOUSANDS OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS ON THE COMPLEX AND COSTLY CIRCUIT BOARDS CURRENTLY NEEDED IN HIGH-RESOLUTION REAL-TIME CIG SYSTEMS. W.W. GAERTNER RESEARCH INC. IS PRODUCING SUCH SYSTEMS AND HAS ACTIVE SIMULATOR INSTALLATIONS AT NADC, WPAFB, FORT RUCKER, BOEING, GRUMMAN, VOUGHT, MARTINMARIETTA, HONEYWELL AND OTHERS. THE PROPOSED WORK WOULD CONSIST OF (A) IDENTIFYING THE FUNCTIONS TO BE REDUCED TO CHIP FORM, (B) PARTITIONING THEM INTO SUBFUNCTIONS OF A COMPLEXITY WHICH CAN BE HANDLED BY PRESENT VLSI TECHNOLOGY, (C) DEFINING THE CONVERSION PROCESS, (D) ESTABLISHING SOURCES AND PRICES FOR THE CHIPS, AND (E) PERFORMING AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS TO DERIVE THE PROJECTED COST OF A VLSI CIG SYSTEM AS A FUNCTION OF THE NUMBER OF UNITS PRODUCED.

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