MetaVR will exhibit their products and technology in Booth #1348 at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference and Trade Show (I/ITSEC), to be held December 2-6, 2019, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, USA.
Below is the current I/ITSEC 2019 floor plan with location of MetaVR's booth #1348 location marked in red.
Floor plan for I/ITSEC'19 with location of MetaVR's booth #1348 marked in red in red, and booths of customers and business partners shaded with blue. Click here for an enlarged version on the floor plan.
MetaVR will demonstrate its terrain and visualization products and technologies that support applications ranging from unmanned air system (UAS) operator and Joint Terminal Attack Control (JTAC) training, to high-speed fixed-wing cockpit simulators, to littoral and marine-based operations and individual/first-person ground-level urban operations. Scenarios will be rendered in the latest version of VRSG, version 6.4, which features dynamic object-on-object shadows, as well as self-shadowing. Our goal is to support shadows on a large scale so that sensor operators at altitude as well as troops on the ground all see the same scene when coordinating close air support.
MetaVR will showcase a new joint fires training scenario capability, using a notional F/A-18 Block III Part Task Mission Trainer (PTMT) physical cockpit networked with our new Deployable Joint Fires Trainer (DJFT).
The DJFT is a newly designed system that provides a quick deploy capability for joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs) and forward observers (FOs) to train alongside fixed- and rotary-wing aircrew within a fully immersive, joint training environment. The modular plug-and-play DJFT is comprised of three or more networked stations — aircrew operator station (AOS), JTAC/FO role player station, and the instructor operator station (IOS) — each fully contained within two-person portable ruggedized cases. The DJFT contains all the hardware required to run dynamic, full-spectrum JTAC/joint fires training scenarios, including notebook computers, GPS receiver, and communication systems. In addition to MetaVR’s VRSG and 3D content, the solution features Battlespace Simulations’ (BSI’s) Modern Air Combat Environment (MACE) for generating air and ground entities, threat planning, and 5-Line, 9-Line, and call-for-fire interfaces including digitally aided close air support (DACAS). The DJFT will be networked with the F/A-18 PTMT at I/ITSEC.
The F/A-18 Block III PTMT is a prototype to-scale physical cockpit simulator designed and built under an internal MetaVR development program. Designed as a low-cost, portable, quick-deploy training solution, the system uses representative aircraft hardware and can be configured for mission training on 4.5 generation combat aircraft. It can function as a standalone training solution as part of joint, networked training operations. In addition to VRSG and MetaVR’s 3D content, the PTMT will feature BSI’s MACE for scenario generation, constructively generated forces, full spectrum real-time physics calculations, and tactical datalinks integration. The pilot in the F/A-18 PTMT will wear the HTC Vive Pro system running VRSG, which will be augmented with Collins Aerospace’s Coalescence mixed-reality training system; the pilot will be able to see their own hands and interact with the cockpit controls in the physical environment while immersed in the synthetic environment for the out-the-window (OTW) view.Demos will be facilitated by D3A Defence, a veteran-run privately held company, which with combined experience of over 50 years of military service, brings extensive military knowledge and skillsets to all levels of training and simulation.
Elsewhere in the booth, MetaVR will demonstrate its new 3D geospecific terrain dataset of Hajin, Syria, built in MetaVR’s round-earth Metadesic™ format with the latest version of MetaVR Terrain Tools for Esri ArcGIS.
MetaVR Customers and Business Partners at I/ITSEC 2019 (partial list)
Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation 1933
Air National Guard Trainer Development 1933
Marine Corps System Command 1433
U.S. Air Force Training Systems Product Group 1539
U.S. Army CCDC 329
U.S. Army PEO STRI 339, 1533
U.S. Navy 249
U.S. Navy / NAWCTSD 1439
Alion Science and Techonlogy 1009
Battlespace Simulations 1348
Booz Allen Hamilton 1265
Bugeye Technologies 1386
Charles River Analytics 1239
Cole Engineering Services 2084
Delaware Resource Group 295
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 242
Flight Safety International 1401
General Dynamics 2232, 2238
Georgia Tech Research Institute 1119
Huntington Ingalls Industries 1612
Immersive Display Solutions 1463
J.F. Taylor 1781
KBR Wyle 3135
Lockheed Martin 1748
Northrop Grumman 2548
Pathfinder Systems 883
PLEXSYS Interface Products 1573
Scalable Display Technologies 1768
SRP Aero 1348 (MetaVR’s booth)
TRU Simulation and Training 1201
Wartsila Defence 834
Click here to see highlights from MetaVR's booth at I/ITSEC last year.