Server-based Hypercosm 3D Interactive Platform for Simulation (SHIPS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W91CRB-09-C-0132
Agency Tracking Number: A092-123-0123
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-123
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI, 53717
DUNS: 196894869
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Abe Megahed
 (608) 827-5555
Business Contact
 Thomas Crabb
Title: Virtual 3D Software Manager
Phone: (608) 827-5000
Research Institution
As both security requirements and the computing demands of 3D simulation grow, new solutions that take advantage of the shift to cloud computing and broadband availability will be needed. With new services for online gaming set to hit the marketplace, similar capabilities in interactive simulation for training will be expected, though with a much more cost-effective platform. Orbital Technologies Inc. proposes to expand its web-based 3D simulation software suite into a server component/native web client application that will be capable of running a simulation optimized for training from a high performance computer. The Server-based Hypercosm 3D Interactive Platform for Simulation (SHIPS) will investigate a new paradigm in computing: cloud simulation. Cloud simulation blends the most promising aspects of high powered computing together with the benefits of mobile platforms. In the Phase I, ORBITEC’s web-based Hypercosm simulation system will be reprogrammed into a feasibility prototype that can send 3D simulation images from a server to a client. It will be expanded in the Phase I Option to include interactive multiplayer features that will demonstrate full future capabilities.

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