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Augmented and Virtual Reality Research for STE


Posted on  March 6th, 2017

The U.S. Army RDECOM ARL ATSD has awarded Dignitas Technologies a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) direct to Phase 2 contract to investigate next generation concepts in augmented and virtual reality in modeling and simulation (M&S). Our effort, entitled Software-centric Immersive Virtual Environment (SIVE), will build upon Dignitas’ SIVE testbed which has been incrementally developed over the last seven years to address diverse topics such as dynamic terrain, visualization, and virtual reality. 

Dignitas and subcontractor Lockheed Martin will work to develop advanced solutions for low-cost, small footprint simulators leveraging advanced human machine interfaces. This research will focus on addressing technology gaps identified by the Army’s Synthetic Training Environment (STE) concept. Dignitas COO, Mr. Jon Watkins said, “Phase II will build upon Dignitas’ deep M&S experience combined with extensive research into next generation solutions. Based upon our role across a diverse array of Army programs of record we are uniquely positioned to understand the lessons-learned from existing simulation systems. This allows us to apply advanced research concepts based upon our work with PEO STRI and ATSD.” This is Dignitas’ first direct to Phase II SBIR award.

Dignitas Technologies, established in 2004, is dedicated to understanding customer Modeling, Simulation, & Training (MS&T) needs and providing specialized, architecture-centric, agile solutions. We specialize in system and software analysis, design, development, testing, and fielding of MS&T and mission rehearsal applications.

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