Rapid Synthetic Environment Tool for Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS2)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,999.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-14-P-1050
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-130-0063
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-130
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
Technology Solutions Experts Inc.
209 West Central Street, Suite 300, Natick, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
140767224
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Stanzione
Principal Investigator
(508) 655-2232
tom.stanzione@tseboston.com
Business Contact:
Amanda Penfield
Accounting and Contracts
(508) 655-2232
amanda.penfield@tseboston.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS2) is a powerful training tool for the Department of Defense (DoD). Because VBS2 is a first-person-oriented trainer with a three-dimensional (3D) view of the virtual world, the terrain database is a vital component for immersing trainees, suspending reality, and avoiding negative training. There are several tools that can be used to generate terrain databases for VBS2 and other simulation applications. While these tools are powerful and can generate very realistic terrain databases, they are difficult to use and require a considerable amount of training to become proficient with them. They can also be expensive and may require costly maintenance contracts to keep them current. Leveraging its existing state-of-the-art terrain database generation tools and processes, Technology Solutions Experts, Inc. (TSE) proposes to research and develop a two-part system with a workstation to create VBS2 databases and a handheld tablet to capture and sketch information in the field, making it easier for Marines and Sailors to build and modify VBS2 terrain databases based on real-world information at a lower cost and time to build than current tools provide.

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