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VRSG as a Multi-Channel Image Generator

MetaVR VRSG™ support for muliple synchronized channels, VRSG MultiChannel, is a series of VRSG applications coupled in such a way as to create a multi-channel image generator. This synchronized channels technology enables users to build high-end visual simulators.

A-10 FMT installation at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The simulator uses MetaVR multi-channel visual systems. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.
A-10 FMT simulator at Moody AFB with MetaVR multi-channel visuals.

VRSG's multichannel support is a UDP-based network interface that allows your simulation model to control an unlimited number of VRSG channels. The multi-channel synchronization technology is used in a variety of multi-channel simulators ranging from ground vehicles to helicopters and fast-moving fixed-wing aircraft.

MetaVR, BSI, and IDSI's Fallon Familiarization Solution, featuring three VRSG channels, BSI MACE, and IDSI's VisionStation 3 pilot station. Real-time terrain is MetaVR's Fallon Range terrain
MetaVR, BSI, and IDSI's Fallon Familiarization Solution.

Using Common Image Generator Interface (CIGI), your simulation model provides the current position and orientation of the ownship every frame. The visual channels begin drawing the scene when they receive the current ownship update. This allows "front-end" synchronization, ensuring that each channel begins the next frame at the same time, and remains paced by the host.

MEtaVR VRSG multichannel diagram.

You configure the client views on the VRSG Dashboard. The Client Views tab contains the controls that enable you to identify which VRSG clients will be controlled by the master channel and specifies the relative locations and orientations of the client views.

MetaVR VRSG (multi-channel synchronized view) in one of the two F-16C Block 30 simulators at Kelly Field (KSKF) Lackland Air Force Base. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.)
MetaVR VRSG (multi-channel synchronized view) in one of the two F-16C Block 30 simulators at Kelly Field (KSKF) Lackland Air Force Base. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.)

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