Littoral Environment Visualization Tool

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,982.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-07-M-0204
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-093-0438
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-093
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
ARETE ASSOC.
P.O. Box 6024, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
082191198
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Harey
Staff Scientist
(818) 501-2880
harey@arete.com
Business Contact:
Curt Harkless
Vice President
(818) 501-2880
harkless@arete.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The U.S. Navy would benefit greatly from a tool that could produce realistic scenes of the littoral environment based upon standard meteorological and oceanographic inputs in near real time; simulate a wide range of sensors aboard platforms above, below, or on the ocean surface; and allow the user to manipulate environmental inputs and immediately view their effects on the scene. The goal of this SBIR program is to develop a Littoral Environment Visualization Tool (LEVT) that provides all these capabilities. Arete's state-of-the-art software tools, already in widespread use across the film, video gaming, and advertising industries as well as in military applications, are capable of generating open ocean scenes of breathtaking realism. In this SBIR program, Arete will extend these capabilities to the littoral environment by simulating phenomena such as wave breaking and nonlinear wave propagation. These inherently nonlinear effects are difficult to compute in a near real time application. Arete is prepared to meet this challenge using an approach that balances the requirements for visual realism, interactivity, and near real time results.

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