I/ITSEC 2012: CAE evolves special ops mission rehearsal capability into a virtual training environment
By Grace Jean
CAE in the first quarter of 2013 will field the first version of a new synthetic environment capability that can model and simulate the real world and its dynamic physical characteristics for realistic mission rehearsal and virtual training, officials told IHS Jane's on 3 December.
Called the Dynamic Synthetic Environment (DSE), the solution leverages an open common database architecture and software tools that create, and modify, the virtual environment on the fly so that troops who are training together in live, virtual, and constructive exercises experience the same visual elements and physical effects simultaneously within their respective simulations.
Most trainers and simulators in use today rely upon proprietary databases and virtual environments that are not unified in visual or physical representations, David L Graham, CAE's director of technology application, told IHS Jane's in an interview. For example, craters created by artillery in one virtual environment might be 'seen' as obstacles by troops in a tank trainer, but they might not be detected or incorporated at all in another type of vehicle trainer playing in the same scenario.
DSE is attempting to change that.183 of 568 words
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