MetaVR at I/ITSEC 2016
MetaVR and its business partners exhibited their products and technology in booth #1026 at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference and Trade Show (I/ITSEC), held November 28 - December 1, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, USA.
I/ITSEC interview with MetaVR's W. Garth Smith about VRSG's new 3D sea states capabilities:
MetaVR hosted business partners Battlespace Simulations, Close Air Solutions, and Swift Radioplanes. A 4-meter 220⁰ cylindrical display featuring a seamless high fidelity image surface was provided by Immersive Display Solutions (IDSI).
DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE METAVR BOOTH
At I/ITSEC, MetaVR unveiled VRSG’s new 3D ocean simulation (forthcoming in Q1 2107) in scenarios featuring many naval models from our military model library of 100 naval vessels on geospecific terrain/ocean body of the Strait of Hormuz and the littoral area of the port city of Kismayo, Somalia. Many of the vessels have deck details modeled to first-person level.
MetaVR also demonstrated two new 3D terrain datasets:
Other demonstrations in the MetaVR booth included:
MetaVR and Battlespace Simulations’ (BSI’s) JTAC desktop simulation system (accredited by JFS ESC and STANAG) which was set up for conducting close-air-support training exercises with Close Air Solutions, instructors with relevant domain knowledge. The training scenario took place on MetaVR’s geospecific Kismayo 3D terrain and was designed to test JTAC, UAS, and close air support aircrew in a complex mission environment with 5-Line, 9-Line, and Call-for-Fire interfaces generated from BSI's Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE) software running on the instructor/role-player station. The simulator’s 4-meter 220° curved display was provided by IDSI.
High-resolution geospecific 3D terrain of the Somali port city of Kismayo.
High-resolution geospecific 3D terrain of a village in Kabul province, Afghanistan.
High-resolution geospecific 3D terrain and modeled airfields in Continental US plus Alaska and Hawaii (CONUS++). The CONUS++ demos included fly-through sequences on 26 modeled airports and airfields, most of which were created between 2015-2016 with high-resolution imagery and geospecific and geotypical cultural content.
The MetaVRC, MetaVR's SUAS for collecting sub-inch geospecific imagery for real-time 3D terrain, was on display.
All terrain was built in MetaVR’s round-earth Metadesic™ format with MetaVR Terrain Tools for Esri ArcGIS. All of the real-time demos were created with VRSG Scenario Editor, using substantial cultural feature, character, and land, sea, and air vehicle assets, and 3D character animations from MetaVR’s 3D content and animation libraries.
Also in MetaVR's booth, BSI demonstrated its latest version of MACE, a computer generated forces (CGF)/semi-automated forces (SAF) software application, which uses VRSG for its 3D visuals and is capable of simulating an air, ground, naval and electronic warfare battlespace. In addition BSI demonstrated Viper, a low-cost PC-based DIS radio, and DIScord, a DIS recorder used for after action review.
Swift Radioplanes, the creators of MetaVR’s SUAS, demonstrated features of the aircraft and two examples of 2 cm terrain that MetaVR built from the 2 cm imagery that the aircraft collected at two target ranges at NAS Fallon and at the Prospect Square area of Yuma Proving Ground. Swift Radioplanes operated the aircraft at both sites.
MetaVR Customers and Business Partners at I/ITSEC 2016
During the week-long "Operation Blended Warrior" (OBW) LVC event at I/ITSEC, MetaVR customers PLEXSYS Interface Products, TRU Simulation + Training, and ZedaSoft, used VRSG with MetaVR's terrain of Camp Pendleton (with modeled Kilo 2 and Combat Town 25 MOUT sites) in their respective simulators.
In the Air National Guard (ANG) booth, the Iowa Air National Guard Distributed Training Operations Center (DTOC) conducted demos all week, which included VRSG in its Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground vignettes, with ZedaSoft's F-16 Reconfigurable Cockpit System (RCS) Simulator as part of a reconfigurable dome display demonstration, QuantaDyn's portable JTC TRS, and displayed on monitors above the DTOC operator workstations. The demos used the same IDSI 4-meter 240° dome for both fighter training and JTAC training.
The F-16 cockpit simulator was situated in the dome for the Air-to-Air vignettes, and then it was swapped with QuantaDyn's portable JTC TRS, which used the dome in the Air-to-Ground vignettes while the F-16 cockpit simulator continued in the vignettes using a LED display system. The IDSI dome featured 10 VRSG channels projected through Barco FS70 Ultra High Definition (3600 x 2250) projectors.
Elsewhere, VRSG was used in the following demos at I/ITSEC:
IDSI demonstrated VRSG in booth with QuantaDyn's JTC TRS with a 4-meter 220° dome display with multi-channel Sony GTZ280 4K Laser Projection System. IDSI also ran VRSG on its VisionStation 2 RP/Pilot Station and hosted AFRL’s 3-meter 220° MiniDome display integrated with AFRL’s F16-XDTT desktop cockpit trainer. Elsewhere, IDSI’s 4-meter 240° dome was hosted in the Air National Guard booth.
PLEXSYS Interface Products demonstrated its newest simulation solution, SimWorks, with VRSG during both OBW and non-OBW demonstrations, providing Command and Control for OBW airborne assets. PLEXSYS demonstrated its newly developed CIGI between VRSG and SimWorks using MetaVR's new Camp Pendleton database.
U.S. Air Force Training Systems Product Group demonstrated in VRSG in the MJAT MQ-9 Reaper simulator and in the BattleStaff MUSE/AFSERS system simulating an MQ-1C Gray Eagle.
ZedaSoft demonstrated VRSG in: Reconfigurable Cockpit System (RCS) simulator, Reconfigurable Desktop System (RDS) simulator, and the Mockingbird reconfigurable UAV/RPA simulator with EO/IR and SAR payloads. ZedaSoft participated in OBW with its Mockingbird UAV/RPA simulator configured as a Scan Eagle-class UAS during OBW, and its F-16 cockpit simulator, which was located in the Air National Guard booth.
The 505 Command and Control Wing demonstrated VRSG in its JTAC-TACP/Operational Simulation Suite (J-T/OSS) v2.0 Desktop trainer and in the MJAT MQ-9 Reaper simulator with other squadron capabilities used for Distributed Mission Operation Center (DMOC) Flag event integration.