Image Generator Builds on CDB
CAE is using I/ITSEC 2016 in Orlando today to launch the latest version of its range of image generators. Leveraging the features and standards of the proven MEDALLION-6000 family of image generators and visual solutions tailored specifically to the requirements of military users, MEDALLION-6000XR has been developed with full support for the Open Geospatial Consortium CDB standard, formerly known as the Common Database.
Incorporating COTS graphics processors and with enhanced features supporting the creation of highly realistic, interoperable and immersive synthetic environments, MEDALLION-6000XR will feature:
Support for the recently approved OGC CDB standard enabling more accurate terrain profile and enhanced local terrain features such as rivers and roads;
Enhanced overall image quality and scene density capabilities with detailed synthetic environments and realistic night scenes for greater training realism and fidelity;
Realistic 3D ocean, wakes, and ocean-to-shore simulation with enhanced whitecap and water illumination effects for improved overall visual cueing;
Updated scene densities for runways, taxiways, airport contaminants, aprons and terminal buildings delivering unmatched airport realism;
Support for animated 3D grass and 3D tree effects to further enhance realistic, immersive training; Enhanced particle-based recirculation and downwash effects for ownship and companion aircraft; Ability to modify OGC CDB synthetic environments at run-time to change the terrain dynamically (CAE Dynamic Synthetic Environment).
“The CAE MEDALLION-6000 image generator has proven itself as one of the leading visual solutions for the defence market, and is used on a range of programs globally,” said Marc St. Hilaire, CAE‘s Chief Technology Officer. “Our new CAE MEDALLION-6000XR will deliver enhanced capabilities for generating highly immersive and realistic synthetic environments. Importantly, we are developing our technologies such as the MEDALLION-6000XR to fully support and utilize the OGC CDB standard, which will facilitate interoperability and better enable integrated mission training.”
The first simulator to be delivered with the CAE Medallion-6000XR image generator will be a CAE 3000 Series helicopter simulator currently under development by CAE for the Canadian Coast Guard. The CAE 3000 Series simulator will feature CAE‘s revolutionary roll-on/roll-off cockpit design and include cockpits for both the Bell 412 and Bell 429 helicopters.