Dynamic Terrain System Process Development

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,984.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W900KK-09-C-0037
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-133-0386
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
INFOSCITEX CORP.
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004627316
Principal Investigator:
Eric Whitfield
Project Software Engineer
(937) 429-9008
ewhitfield@infoscitex.com
Business Contact:
William Thompson
Contracts Manager
(781) 890-1338
bthompson@infoscitex.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Current simulation-based training environments lack the ability to rapidly and effectively communicate dynamic terrain changes across distributed virtual environments. The inability to propagate dynamically altered terrain in a distributed training scenario has detrimental effects on overall mission realism and can result in battlespace inconsistencies that hamper mission effectiveness. To address this issue, a system to rapidly and reliably distribute dynamic terrain changes across a heterogeneous simulation network is required. In considering this problem, Infoscitex has developed the concept for a cost-effective, novel solution that will deliver correlated dynamic terrain changes across a wide variety of virtual training systems in order to achieve fair fight capability. The Infoscitex solution provides a common format for terrain interchange and also decouples the data transmission architecture from the underlying simulation in order to allow maximum system interoperability. IST has assembled a distinguished team to address this proposal. We are proposing a novel and innovative approach to meeting the requirements called for in the solicitation. At the conclusion of Phase II, we will have deployed a system for distributing dynamic terrain changes to both virtual and constructive host simulations within a distributed virtual training environment.

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