I/ITSEC — Scalable Display Technologies, a leading provider of software for multi-projector display systems, today announced the installation of its EasyBlend™ software in an aircrew weapons training simulator for the U.S. Coast Guard. Pathfinder Systems, which specializes in the management and execution of U.S. government contracts, led the project to develop the Coast Guard Aircrew Weapons Trainer (CGAWT) in support of the U.S. Coast Guard’s helicopter aircrew weapons training.
Designed to accommodate various on-board.html.html weapons employed by the Coast Guard, the CGAWT was developed under a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project and consists of a motion base from Sarnicola Simulation Systems, Inc., an image generator system from Aechelon Technology, Inc. and Scalable Display’s EasyBlend calibration software. Pathfinder Systems selected Scalable’s EasyBlend software to calibrate the color and geometry of the seven full high-definition projectors from JVC. Capable of being quickly and easily converted to accommodate MH-60C and MH-60J aircraft types, the CGAWT is installed at the US Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama and will be used as a simulation device to train aerial gunnery.
“Our customers look to us as a knowledgeable and innovative resource in delivering solutions that meet their unique operational requirements,” said Ivan Jaszlics at Pathfinder Systems. “For this reason, we hold our partners to the highest technology and business standards. Knowing that precision was a must-have for a training device of this kind, we selected Scalable’s EasyBlend technology, which has met our stringent standards by delivering the exceptional accuracy required for weapons training and the quality that our customers have come to expect.”
EasyBlend offers the greatest level of technical precision in the industry, making it the ideal auto-calibration technology for military simulations. Using a patented camera-generated feedback system to calculate pixel-perfect instructions, or warp meshes, EasyBlend automatically calibrates the display and completes the task of aligning multiple projector display systems within seconds to achieve the highest quality edge-blended images with rich and precise color.
“Pathfinder Systems has a reputation in the industry for fulfilling its contracts with exceptional quality, and at or below the contracted cost,” said Scalable CEO Andrew Jamison. “We are honored to have our EasyBlend solution included in this project and are excited about the possibility of working with Pathfinder on future versions of the CGAWT, which are expected to offer training for multiple Coast Guard stations.”
About Pathfinder Systems
Pathfinder Systems, Inc. is a woman-owned and veteran-owned, small disadvantaged business (graduated from the 8(a) program in 2008), established in 1985 and has provided services to the Department of Defense and other US Government agencies for over 20 consecutive years. Knowledgeable in the management and execution of US Government contracts, Pathfinder Systems has developed a systems engineering methodology that supports the full systems engineering life cycle, from early concept and requirements analysis through hardware and software development, test, implementation, and system maintenance. All projects are tailored to meet its client’s specific project needs and requirements. Pathfinder Systems’ ability to successfully execute high-risk technical efforts makes it eminently qualified to execute program requirements in a superior manner.