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MANTIS-based Image Generator for Civil First Responder Training
Quantum3D, a Havelsan company, announced on 9 May that Reiser Simulation and Training has selected it to provide image generation and synthetic visual databases to support a training facility the latter is commissioning for Norwegian first responder helicopter pilots.
Quantum’s solution – the MANTIS-based IDX-8000 image generator, coupled with synthetic visual databases which will leverage new ultra-high fidelity imagery, LiDAR, and terrain data with down to 15cm resolution – will support a Norwegian application of Reiser’s next-generation full flight simulator for 4t-class helicopters. The simulator will be operated by the Norwegian Competence Centre Helicopter (NCCH) and will be used for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) training for Norwegian Air Ambulance (NLA) pilots, in both civil urban environments and in rugged rural scenarios throughout Norway.
The IDX 8000 offers both out-the-window and night-vision capability to drive the 18 visual channels in the Norwegian simulator and is built on the latest in visual computing technology, including NVIDIA’s Quadro P-series GPUs for the best performance, maximum reliability, and the highest levels of scene quality and realism. MANTIS – Quantum’s award-winning software for real-time visual simulation, features modern GPU shader programming and a vast array of plug-ins for special effects; it is is well suited to exploit the new levels of hardware power within the IDX 8000.
“Dangerous missions are the norm for even the most experienced HEMS pilots, and our goal is to provide the most realistic training experience which will maximise their safety and professionalism,” Frank Thieser, Chief Sales and Strategy Officer for Reiser Simulation and Training, explained. “Already a proven key component of our advanced helicopter training platform, Quantum3D’s IDX 8000 and MANTIS technology give us the most realistic, robust, and highest-performing capability for our customers.”