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VRSG Interoperability With SAF

MetaVR™ Virtual Reality Scene Generator™ (VRSG™) is completely interoperable with many semi-automated forces (SAF) systems, which are common artificially intelligent entity generators used in the simulation industry.

As a DIS-based simulation application, VRSG is compatible with SAF applications such as OneSAF, JointSAF, XCITE, and commercial systems such as BattleSpace Simulations' (BSI's) Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE). Systems such as MACE and XCITE, which can utilize MetaVR's Metadesic (MDS) terrain tiles for their elevation source, can achieve fully correlated databases without the need for ground-clamping.

Databases derived from third-party products, such as Presagis Terra Vista, can also achieve full correlation, provided the Metadesic terrain tiles are produced from the OpenFlight output from the same Terra Vista project that rendered the SAF representation of the database.

The following images show a side-by-side comparison of MetaVR's Afghanistan terrain in BSI's MACE. MACE's 3D view on the left is provided by VRSG. On the right is MACE's 2D map display of the correlated SAF Afghanistan database:

Comparison of an aerial view of a portion of MetaVR's Afghanistan database rendered in BSI MACE, with VRSG providing the 3D view on the left, and the correlated 2D MACE database from the same source data. Images courtesy of BSI.
Aerial view of a portion of MetaVR's Afghanistan database rendered in the VRSG view in BSI MACE. Aerial view of a portion of the BSI MACE correlated SAF 2D Afghanistan database.
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VRSG and MACE share several specific interoperability features:

  • MACE can use VRSG Metadesic MDS terrain tiles as an elevation data source, resulting in perfect elevation correlation between MACE and VRSG.
  • MACE renders a Heads-Up Display (HUD) overlay on the VRSG view for use with MACE's flyable flight models.
  • MACE provides remote VRSG camera control (including both UAV camera and targeting pod capabilities) via USB-based HOTAS devices such as the Thrustmaster Warthog joystick.
  • During a simulation mission, MACE sends date and time-of-day changes to VRSG.
  • MACE can control VRSG's enviroment settings and sky models.
Comparison of a mission exercise on MetaVR's Afghanistan database rendered in BSI MACE, with VRSG providing the 3D view on the left, and the MACE mission planning tools on 2D map display of the correlated SAF database from the same source data. Images courtesy of BSI.
Mission exercise on MetaVR's Afghanistan database rendered in the VRSG view in BSI MACE. BSI MACE's mission planning tools on its correlated SAF 2D Afghanistan database.
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