AAI chooses visual computer from Quantum3D to run applications on infrared weapon threat simulator
SAN JOSE, Calif., 12 May 2011. Simulation and training systems integrators at AAI Test & Training in Hunt Valley, Md., needed a small visual computer to run software in AAI's Man-portable Aircraft Survivability Trainer (MAST), which the company is developing for the U.S. Army for strategic training. They found their solution from Quantum3D Inc. in San Jose, Calif.
The trainer stimulates missile warning systems, mimics the ultraviolet effects of surface-to-air missiles, and helps generate after-action video for education and analysis. MAST can stimulate the AAR-47, AAR-54, AAR-57 and AAR-60 missile warning systems on Army, Navy, and Air Force aircraft.
The MAST man-portable aircraft survivability trainer uses commercial off-the-shelf (COTS components such as the Thermite TVC 2.0 TL visual computer, which runs the MAST application software to simulate a missile and capture videos for after-action review. The small computer combines visualization capabilities embedded computing, 2D/3D graphics, extended-temperature conduction cooling, and open-systems software support.