Applying Gaming Technology to Military Visualization - Games where You Only Live Once!

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,737.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15P7T-05-C-P201
Award Id:
68166
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0970
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6 Bayview Avenue, Northport, NY, 11768
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
602262222
Principal Investigator:
Ken Doris
Vice President, Engineeri
(631) 754-4920
kend@avi.com
Business Contact:
Ebbe Reker
Vice President, CFO
(631) 754-4920
ebber@avi.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Applied Visions, Inc. proposes to implement a flexible, extensible application program interface (API) to commercial game engines that will provide Military Commanders with high-quality, cost-effective, 3D visualization for use in current and emerging C2 applications. In Phase I we demonstrated the feasibility of the concept by developing a prototype API and using it to interface a commercial game engine with the Army's Mobile Command and Control (MC2) system. In addition to exploiting the powerful rendering of the game engine, the prototype system also provides a game-like user interface that is familiar and intuitive to the latest generation of computer-savvy Commanders. Our Phase II project will investigate adding non-visual enhancements for elements such as communications and sensors, prove the API's ability to leverage the wealth of functionality in other game engines, and develop a fully functional, advanced development prototype that has immediate benefit for the Army and will provide a basis for successful commercial products in Phase III. Phase II will culminate with an integration and demonstration with a FCS C2 system such as Commander's Support Environment (CSE). Potential Phase III work includes extending the concept to the problem of Asymmetrical threats and Homeland Security.

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