SDS’ First Person Shooter (FPS) Simulation Gets Air-Time on the Discovery Channel’s Howe-and-Howe Tech Show


SDS International (SDS) is in the second year of a multiyear contract by the US Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), Natick, MA to enhance the First Person Shooter (FPS) PC-based simulation system Virtual Test Bed (VTB) at NSRDEC.


The VTB, developed by SDS’ Advanced Technologies Division, Orlando FL, and NSRDEC personnel, was recently included on the Discovery Channel’s Howe and Howe Tech show (http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/howe-and-howe-tech-awesome-army-field-trip.html). The video, entitled “Howe and Howe Tech: Awesome Army Field Trip,” covered a number of NSRDEC capabilities. During the second video segment, they visited the Future Warrior Technology Integration Lab where they interacted with the M-4 grenade launcher simulation capability within the human/hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) virtual test bed provided by SDS’ FPS simulation software


The FPS simulation is based upon SDS’ AAcuity® Hero-FPS that can function as an individual soldier providing the appropriate views (visual, NVG, IR and HUD) and employing a variety of weapons, chem-sticks, lights, etc. while moving throughout -- and interacting with --virtually any distributed exercise composed of live, virtual, and constructive manned/unmanned entities. These robust capabilities make the AAcuity® Hero-FPS and the FPS-VTB excellent choices for research and development, test and evaluation, and training applications in stand-alone and/or distributed environments.

SDS is a veteran-owned, operations-oriented small-business providing a broad range of services to government and commercial clients worldwide. Core competencies include Education and Training, Test and Evaluation, Engineering and Technical Services, Research and Development, and PC-Based Training and Simulation Products.



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