Streamlining Simulation Development using a Commercial Game Engine
CAMBER CORP HUNTSVILLE AL
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Recent sensor upgrades on the US Armys AH-64D Apache helicopter have transformed the way modern combat is conducted. The technological advances in this sensor allow Pilots and Co-Pilot Gunners to perform extremely accurate target identification and engagement activities to defeat terrorists and insurgents while truly minimizing collateral damage. The Commercial Game Industry has pushed the envelope in advancing computer graphics hardware software, and is constantly raising the standards of what is possible in immersive games. This technology allows for complex simulations to run within the context of a game, provided the underlying game engine foundation supports the full exploitation of the Graphics Processing Unit GPU. This paper will highlight how familiarization training can be dramatically enhanced by the application of COTS game engine and middleware features toward a training niche created by very modern tactical sensor technology. The conclusion can then be drawn that creative, game based solutions can and should be applied to unique, newly emerging combat training requirements.
- Operations Research