Incident Commander Training System

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VICE - Where Gaming Meets Training

Law Enforcement Training System for Team based Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

The Virtual Interactive Combat Environment

Special Weapons and Tactics Training

VICE - Where Gaming Meets Training

The Virtual Interactive Combat Environment

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Army, Navy, Air Force, and Law Enforcement Systems

Dynamic Animation Systems

Worldwide solutions for your training and visualization challenges

The Virtual Interactive Combat Environment

Team based Dismounted Soldier Counter-IED training.

Interactive Multisensor Analysis Training (IMAT)

DAS supports the development and deployment of the Interactive Multisensor Analysis Training system (IMAT) for the US Navy, used at Navy schoolhouse and training centers, and aboard Naval submarines, surface ships, and aircraft.  IMAT is under development at the  Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, NAVSEA in West Bethesda, MD.   Hardware platforms include high end Silicon Graphics (SGI) Octane and Indigo workstations and Hewlett Packard (HP) Visualize workstations, as well as IBM compatible PCs (PCIMAT).  This training system utilizes interactive 3D visualization of ocean bathymetry, detailed submarine models, and passive and active sonar coverage and vulnerability.

IMAT combines three-dimensional graphics, animations, audio, and scientific visualization methods to illustrate complex physical interactions in the context of mission-relevant scenarios.  IMAT is currently used to support classroom-based training in all U.S. Navy communities (air, surface, and subsurface) and is in the process of being modified for tactical use.

IMAT has proven itself as an excellent training tool in the classroom.  By bringing the models and databases into the classroom, an instructor can dynamically demonstrate the interactions between threat, environment, and sensor.  Unlike existing computer based trainers the instructor and curriculum designer are not limited to the lessons initially envisioned by the system developers.  For example, as geographic areas of interest evolve, the IMAT lessonware can easily be modified to examine a new region of interest without any changes to IMAT software.  Because models and worldwide databases are incorporated directly into IMAT, changes in the threat characteristics and sensor capabilities can easily be reflected in the courseware; either in the classroom by the instructor, or by a curriculum designer at the schoolhouse.  This generational capability of the IMAT system, including full model and database integration, provides an advantage to follow-on course implementations by requiring significantly less effort than the initial course development.

The same generational philosophy used in the classroom system is now being applied to the tactical system.  In fact, the same models, databases, and visualization software will be found in both systems.  IMAT is adding new capabilities to facilitate in-situ training and analysis.  This includes:
  • Sonar Search Planning (both passive and active)
  • Tactical Visualizations (threat and ownship vulnerability, tracking)
  • Tactical Tools (advanced TMA, probability of detection and clearing specific areas)
  • Mission Rehearsal and Reconstruction (scenario development)
  • Operator Training (as in classroom and augmented with in-situ data)

Each tactical system (regardless of level) will provide a mechanism for transferring low-bandwidth data between IMAT systems.  This will allow an efficient means of capturing needed data (in model input files) that can be applied to model runs and visualizations on a system at another location.  This will save network bandwidth and allow operators at various levels to view the same results.  This is a critical component of the tactical system.  The output of the models or displays would also be available for transfer between IMAT systems that reside on the same high bandwidth network within the host platform.