Boeing selects Presagis technology for next-generation helicopter simulator

Presagis, a provider of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation, and embedded display graphics software, announced that Boeing engineers in Mesa, Ariz., needed an image generator for the company’s next-generation Apache helicopter simulator, the AH-64D.

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Presagis, a provider of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation, and embedded display graphics software, announced that Boeing engineers in Mesa, Ariz., needed an image generator for the company’s next-generation Apache helicopter simulator, the AH-64D. They found their solution: the Presagis Lyra image generator powered by Concurrent’s ImaGen visual server running RedHawk real-time Linux operating system.

Boeing engineers are developing the Block III Apache Engineering Development Simulator (EDS), the virtual simulation of the Apache weapon system, using Lyra and ImaGen. Lyra, developed from Presagis’s Vega Prime real-time 3D development environment, is a multichannel, out-the-window visualization system delivering 60-hertz image generation.

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Lyra brings realistic rendering of special and environment effects, weather states, and rotor effects, as well as entity and large-area terrain management, to the Block III Apache simulator, according to a company representative.

Boeing engineers also are deploying the Lyra Sensors image generator, which enables the simulator to generate infrared and night-vision goggle simulations.

For additional information, visit Presagis and Concurrent online at www.presagis.com and www.concurrent.com, respectively.

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