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I/ITSEC 2016: Medallion image generator shines bright

25th November 2016 - 14:00 by Beth Maundrill in London

I/ITSEC 2016: Medallion image generator shines bright

CAE is launching its next generation image generator (IG), the Medallion-6000XR, at the annual simulation and training event, I/ITSEC, in Orlando. 

The company’s first simulator to be delivered with the updated image generator will be a CAE 3000 Series helicopter simulator which is currently being developed for the Canadian Coast Guard. This simulator will feature a roll-on/roll-off design and include cockpits for both the Bell 412 and Bell 429 helicopters.

The Medallion-6000XR has been developed with the support for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) common database standard and builds on the features of the current Medallion-6000 family of image generators. By supporting the OCG standards, CAE has enabled a more accurate terrain profile and enhanced regional terrain features. 

The new features for simulating aircraft movement include the enhanced particle-based recirculation and downwash effects for platform being simulated and companion aircraft, according to the company. 

This next generation solution will leverage commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) graphics processors. The company says that the overall image quality has been enhanced and scene density capabilities with detailed synthetic environments and realistic night scenes for greater training realism and fidelity are included in the upgraded image generator. 

‘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 utilise the OGC CDB standard, which will facilitate interoperability and better enable integrated mission training,’ said Marc St. Hilaire, CAE’s Chief Technology Officer.  

At I/ITSEC Barco will utilise CAE’s Medallion-6000 IG to show off its 4K UHD capabilities as the company showcases its newest member of the 4K UHD laser phosphor projector family. The images will be projected into a cylindrical dome screen set up provided by 3D perception. 

Barco will be displaying a total of 50 of its F-series projectors throughout the show on various partner booths including CAE, Immersive Display Solutions, Air National Guard Trainer Development and 3D Perception. 

For more from I/ITSEC 2016, see our dedicated news page.

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