Dignitas Announces Contract Award for Investigation of Advanced Weather Effects


Posted on February 20, 2013

Dignitas Technologies has been awarded a contract for prototyping and transitioning advanced weather effects capabilities. The overarching Environmental Representation Data and Effects (ERDE) effort, managed by the Modeling and Simulation Steering Committee Office (MSCO), is seeking to improve weather simulation capabilities. Key ERDE related technologies include the Environmental Data Cube Support System (EDCSS) and the Fast All-season Soil Strength (FASST) model hypercube. In collaboration with the US Army Research Laboratory’s Simulation and Training Technology Center and Edgewise Technologies, Dignitas developers will be seeking transition opportunities for ERDE technologies into Army Modeling and Simulation (M&S) programs. Dignitas’ efforts will ensure that the ERDE technologies are tailored to Army M&S needs and provide maximum benefit in that community. This work will leverage Dignitas’ extensive experience with OneSAF as well as the Dynamic Terrain (DT) Testbed. Many possible prototyping opportunities will be investigated, but an early area of interest will be enhancing the DT Testbed’s construction equipment simulation capabilities with FASST Hypercube functionality, thus merging digging simulation with advanced weather/soil characteristics.

Dignitas Technologies, LLC, a Certified Woman-Owned Small Business, founded in 2004, is providing system and software engineering services for the modeling and simulation community with a mission to shape the future of simulation with innovative technology. Dignitas leads several Small Business Innovation Research projects and supports a wide range of large and small programs spanning the Live, Virtual, and Constructive domains across a diverse customer set. Dignitas has extensive experience and successful past performance in the development of key simulation systems and provides expertise in management, research, engineering, and programming.