SOURCE: Quantum3D, Inc.

November 28, 2005 05:42 ET

Link Simulation And Training Selects Quantum3D Independence 2500S IG Solution for NAVAIR P-3C TORT

Quantum3D Independence With QUEST Enhanced Sensor Simulation Technology to Provide High-Fidelity Simulated Day TV and IR Sensors for U.S. Navy P-3C Orion Tactical Operational Readiness Trainer

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 28, 2005 -- Quantum3D®, Inc., a leading provider of COTS, open-architecture, realtime visual computing solutions for the Visual and Sensor Simulation Training (VSST) and Embedded Visual Computing (EVC) markets, announced today at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) that Link Simulation and Training will be using the Quantum3D Independence® 2500S Image Generator (IG) for the U.S. Navy P-3C Tactical Operational Readiness Trainer (TORT) located at the U.S. Naval Air Station (NAS) in Jacksonville, FL. Quantum3D IDX 2500S is on display at I/ITSEC Booth No. 1873 and select partner booths.

The P-3C TORT, which is designed to match the interior physical arrangement of the Orion aircraft, enables flight crews to practice acquiring information from the aircraft's sensor systems and communicating technical data to other aircraft or command centers. Within the high-fidelity P-3C TORT, the flight crew can practice simulated missions using the platform's tactical coordinator, navigation/communications, non-acoustic sensor and acoustic sensor stations. Mid-fidelity pilot and co-pilot stations, an improvement over similar stations found on earlier P-3C Tactical Aircrew Coordination Trainers (TACTs), are also a key component of the TORT.

Quantum3D is providing multiple IGs for the P-3C TORT program, each equipped with Independence 2500S IS3-141 simulated sensor channels, which feature Quantum3D's QUEST™ Enhanced Sensor Simulation Technology. Designed for high-fidelity out-the-window, infrared, night vision goggle and other sensor simulation applications, the Independence 2500S IGs will simulate various combinations of Day TV and Near and Far IR sensors used in the P-3C Orion.

"The P-3C TORT allows the Orion aircrew to conduct training over a full mission spectrum," said Ross Q. Smith, Quantum3D co-founder and president. "We are very pleased to participate with Link Simulation and Training to support the U.S. Navy in this critical training program."

Integral to the Independence 2500S IG's sensor simulation capabilities is its Mantis™ realtime scene management software suite with viXsen™ sensor simulation option. Based on JRM Technologies SigSim™, viXsen provides physics-based, per-texel realtime rendering of the simulated at-aperture synthetic environment with MODTRAN4 atmospheric modeling, which is unique in the industry. In addition, the Independence 2500S also features QUEST, Quantum3D's new Enhanced Sensor Simulation Technology that provides 8 or 16-bpcc sensor post processing combined with low-latency pixel composition functions for enhanced performance, full scene anti-aliasing and high availability with programmable, high-fidelity sensor effects including blur, noise, and AC Coupling, as well as near zero-latency OpenGL®-based reticles and symbology. Combined with viXsen's physics-based, material-encoded realtime rendering capabilities, QUEST advances Independence's sensor simulation fidelity by providing enhanced dynamic range and higher resolution than other sensor simulation offerings. With QUEST, Independence can now support simulated sensor channels with high resolutions at 30 Hz, 60 Hz, and higher sustained frame rates while providing industry-leading 8 or 16-bpcc dynamic range throughout the scene generation and post-processing stages.

About Quantum3D

Quantum3D develops and markets COTS realtime, open-architecture IG solutions, embedded visual computing systems and subsystems, development software and support services for the VSST and EVC markets and is the exclusive supplier of NVIDIA® graphics technology for the embedded military and aerospace visual computing market. Quantum3D is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California, with development centers located in Phoenix, AZ, Huntsville, AL, and Orlando, FL. For more information about Quantum3D and the Quantum3D family of open architecture visual computing solutions, please see www.quantum3d.com.

Quantum3D and Independence are registered trademarks and Mantis, viXsen and QUEST are trademarks of Quantum3D, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners

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