CAE launched its next generation CAE Medallion-6000™ image generator today at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), the world's largest modelling, simulation and training event.
The CAE Medallion-6000 image generator is CAE's proven, long-standing visual system designed to help provide realistic, high-performance synthetic environments specifically for the defense and security market. CAE is demonstrating the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator in a rotary-wing mission training scenario at its booth (#1734) during I/ITSEC 2014.
The next-generation CAE Medallion-6000 image generator is based on the latest commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) graphics processors from NVIDIA Corporation and delivers a range of new features and capabilities for the defense and security market, including increased sustained polygon capacity of more than 400,000 polygons for extremely detailed synthetic environments and realistic night scenes.
It also has higher resolution imagery and textures for enhanced visual fidelity, the ability to modify a Common Database (CDB) at run-time, reflective model for rainy conditions and fog, including multiple 3D clouds for accurate simulation of weather and the resulting impact on training and realistic run-time lighting and shadowing effects based on various light sources.
The CAE Medallion-6000 image generator fully supports the Common Database (CDB), an open, public database specification designed to make the creation, modification and correlation of run-time databases much faster to support training and mission rehearsal.
The CAE Medallion-6000 is also designed to be part of CAE's Dynamic Synthetic Environment (DSE), a comprehensive integrated solution that creates a virtual synthetic environment to more accurately and realistically simulate the real world. CAE's DSE takes advantage of CDB capabilities to dynamically change the terrain to introduce or modify features such as craters, weapons effects, and localized damage on any three-dimensional (3D) content or vegetation.
"The CAE Medallion image generator has proven itself as one of the leading visual solutions for the defense and security market, and is used on a range of programs around the world," said Marc St. Hiliaire, Vice President of Technology and Innovation, CAE. "We are continuing to invest in technologies that will help our defense customers increase their use of high-performance synthetic environments for training, mission rehearsal and decision-support. The latest generation CAE Medallion-6000 image generator is a key part of our overall visual solution and the rendering engine that produces a highly immersive and realistic virtual world."