German Air Force adopts Concurrent simulation platform

ATLANTA, Ga., 22 May 2009. Concurrent announced that ESG has chosen Concurrent's ImaGen image generators and iHawk real-time multiprocessors for the development of a new helicopter simulator for the German air force. The FPS-H will be used by the German air force to evaluate the suitability of pilot candidates before they begin training. The simulator will contain a Concurrent iHawk host system, multiple ImaGen visual servers, and the RedHawk Linux real-time operating system.

May 22nd, 2009

ATLANTA, Ga., 22 May 2009. Concurrent announced that ESG (Elektroniksystem und Logistik GmbH) in Germany has chosen Concurrent's ImaGen image generators and iHawk real-time multiprocessors for the development of a new helicopter simulator for the German air force.

The FPS-H (Fliegerpsychologisches System – Hubschrauber) will be used by the German air force to evaluate the suitability of pilot candidates before they begin training. The simulator will contain a Concurrent iHawk host system and multiple ImaGen visual servers running Concurrent's RedHawk Linux real-time operating system. Concurrent also provided Diamond Visionics' GenesisIG image generation software that will create scenery on the fly without having to maintain a large visual database.

"Concurrent offered us a practical solution to the complex challenges presented by the FPS-H program," says Michael Remaklus, program manager at ESG. "Concurrent's iHawk and ImaGen are the only Linux-based platforms that provide the hard real-time performance and determinism needed to meet the stringent requirements of this test system."

Concurrent's iHawk is a family of high-performance COTS symmetric multiprocessors featuring Intel and AMD multi-core technology. iHawk scales from one to eight Xeon or Opteron multi-core processors in a single rackmount or tower enclosure.

Concurrent's ImaGen visual server family offers integrated, high-performance IG solutions for real-time simulation and modeling applications, such as interactive, virtual reality, landscape, architectural and aerial, ground, and marine simulation.

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