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MetaVR News Volume XIV, Issue 3 October 13, 2010
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MetaVR creates 3D real-time environments that provide the fidelity of geospecific simulation with game quality graphics and performance.

In this issue:
30.A – Luke Air Force Base Upgrades F-16 Training Simulators
30.B – F-16 Deployable Simulators Upgrade Visuals
30.C – MetaVR Receives Military Training Technology Innovation Award
30.D – Ft. Rucker OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Simulators Upgrade Visuals
30.E – MetaVR is Lead Sponsor of Upcoming CAS Conference in London
30.F – T-1A Combat Systems Officer Trainers use MetaVR VRSG
30.G – MetaVR Receives LMCO STAR Supplier Award
 


 Luke AFB Upgrades F-16 30.A

Luke Air Force Base Upgrades F-16 Training
Simulators

Luke Air Force Base (AFB) in Glendale, AZ, recently purchased 53 MetaVR Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) licenses and a high resolution airfield model for use in their F-16 full-mission training simulators. MetaVR's software will be fielded on Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS)-based PC image-generators (PC-IG) using the latest game-level 3D graphics cards. These VRSG licenses will replace the Presagis Lyra-based solutions in the existing four training dome systems for the U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command (AETC).
 

http://www.metavr.com/casestudies/f16-luke.html
http://www.luke.af.mil/
 


 X-DTT Upgrades F-16 30.B

F-16 Deployable Simulators Upgrade Visuals

The Air Force Research Laboratory, Warfighter Readiness Research Division in Mesa, AZ, (AFRL/Mesa) recently updated their F-16 Experimental Deployable Tactics Trainer (X-DTT) simulators to use MetaVR visuals and Immersive Display Solutions portable domes. The F-16 X-DTTs are deployable, medium fidelity, in-theater training systems for keeping the warfighter proficient between missions. For this update, the AFRL/Mesa lab recently purchased 26 MetaVR Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) licenses to replace its existing SDS International PC-IG systems for the simulators. The MetaVR software runs on the existing image generator hardware with no changes required.
 

http://www.metavr.com/casestudies/f16-xdtt.html
http://www.mesa.afmc.af.mil/
 


 MetaVR Receives MT2 Award 30.C

MetaVR Receives Military Training Technology
Innovation Award

MetaVR is featured in Military Training and Technology's 2010 selection of Top 100 Simulation and Training Companies. In the magazine's September/October 2010 issue, MetaVR's award for "Innovation" marks its eighth year on the list. Also in this issue, on page 8, is news of the recent purchase of 53 VRSG licenses for Luke Air Force Base for use in its F-16 full-mission training simulators.
 

http://www.metavr.com/casestudies/f16-luke.html
http://www.kmimediagroup.com/mtt
http://kmimediagroup.com/files/MT2_15-5_FINAL.pdf
 


 OH-58D at Ft. Rucker 30.D

Ft. Rucker OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Simulators
Upgrade Visuals

In July, the Armed Scout Helicopter Project Office updated seven Kiowa Warrior Cockpit Procedures Trainer (CPT) systems with 26 MetaVR Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) licenses. Six systems are fielded at Kiowa Academics at Ft. Rucker, AL, and one system is fielded at the AMCOM Software Engineering Directorate (SED) in Huntsville, AL. The MetaVR visual systems replaced eight Evans and Sutherland ESIG 4530 image generators. (Evans and Sutherland is now part of Rockwell Collins.)
 

http://www.metavr.com/casestudies/ftrucker-oh58d.html
http://www.army.mil/info/organization/rucker/
 


 CAS Conference 30.E

MetaVR is Lead Sponsor of Upcoming CAS
Conference in London

MetaVR, Inc. announces that it is again the lead sponsor of the 2010 Close Air Support (CAS) Conference to be held in London in early November. The 8th annual CAS Conference will be held at the Royal Aeronautical Society, London, on the 3-4 November 2010. The conference is the leading unclassified forum for close air support at the tactical level in Europe. The emphasis of the conference is on the training, equipment, and communications of the TACP/FAC/JTAC on the ground and the doctrine that supports his interface with the CAS aircraft and other joint assets.  Among the announced conference presentations is "Advancements in JCAS training simulation utilizing Distributed Mission Operations (DMO)," which features MetaVR technology.

Participants in DMOC exercises hosted at Kirtland AFB have been using MetaVR's Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG), within the DMOC's Joint Close Air Support Operations Simulator (JCOS). The DMOC's JCOS consists of 5 MetaVR VRSG channels including an out-the-window view (OTW), 3 channels that emulate the view in handheld command and control (C2) devices including the M22 binoculars, the Mark VII laser range finder and the GLTD II laser target designator, and a single AAR/stealth channel. VRSG also provides UAV-produced ROVER feed for the JCOS. VRSG, in its First Person Simulator JTAC mode, is used to populate the JTAC coordinate location field critical to the functionality of the integrated TACP Close Air Support System software. By producing a target coordinate location overlay display for the Mark VII LRF, VRSG provides emulated Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) functionality.
 

http://www.metavr.com/casestudies/jtac-dmoc.html
http://www.metavr.com/casestudies/jtac.html
http://www.omconf.com/
http://www.omconf.com/pdf/43.pdf
 


 T-1A Trainers 30.F

T-1A Combat Systems Officer Trainers use
MetaVR VRSG

The new T-1A Combat Systems Officer (CSO) training station uses 26 MetaVR Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) licenses to provide the visuals for its 3D After Action Review (AAR) and debrief components. Camber Corporation recently modified the T-1A aircraft to include the CSO training station. This modified T-1A aircraft, tailored to meet the specific multiple crew training requirements of the CSO mission, is part of the U.S. Air Force's Air Education and Training Command redesign of the current Navigation/Electronic Warfare Officer training pipeline. In this training system, MetaVR VRSG operates as a component of BattleSpace Simulations' Air Combat Environment (ACE) used in the T-1A CSO upgrade program. This physics-based, high-fidelity air combat mission rehearsal simulation system provides combat aviators training for navigation and situational awareness.
 

http://www.metavr.com/casestudies/t1a_cso_upgrade.html
http://www.battlespacesims.com/
http://www.camber.com/
 


 LMCO Star Suplier Award 30.G

MetaVR Receives LMCO STAR Supplier Award

MetaVR has received the Lockheed Martin STAR Supplier Award for exceptional quality performance in electronic systems during 2009. Lockheed Martin presents its STAR Supplier Award to select suppliers for the supplier's exemplary performance and contribution to the success of Lockheed Martin's mission. First established in 1999, Lockheed Martin's STAR Supplier Award is an effort to quantitatively measure supplier quality and to create a group of preferred suppliers, based on the areas of quality, affordability, delivery and management/administration.
 

http://www.metavr.com/LMCO_StarAward.html
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/suppliers/initiatives/supplier-program/overview.html
 


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