SAN CARLOS, Calif., May 19, 2003 — Aechelon Technology, Inc. announced today the acceptance of its first GeForce FX-based pC-NOVATM image generator (two sensor channels and one radar channel) by J.F. Taylor, Inc. for use in NAVAIR’s Manned Flight Simulator Lab, NAS Patuxent River, MD. The image generator was delivered with a Litening Pod II sensor host and the Camber Radar Toolkit runtime license for an APG-65 radar simulation; the delivery includes multiple, large-area (>1,024km x 1,024km), geo-specific visual databases.
This is the first delivery of pC-NOVA based on nVidia’s GeForce FX graphics technology and retains the 1U node form factor. The pC-NOVA image generator supports all of the features of Aechelon Technology’s C-NOVATM software-based runtime engine for flight training applications, and uses the same databases and ICDs. pC-NOVA uses no custom parts and is comprised of strictly commodity PC components.
About J.F. Taylor, Inc.
Located in Southern Maryland, J.F.Taylor Inc. is a 230-person firm that has been providing engineering services to the DoD for over 20 years. The company’s primary business is in simulation systems design, development, and fabrication, and in engineering services related to defense avionics systems.
With a preponderance of skills in the areas of electronic and mechanical engineering and related trainer support disciplines, J.F.Taylor Inc has excelled as a member of key Government integrated teams. This involves the execution of both small and large-scale projects over the entire life cycle, from requirements definition through engineering support for fielded flight trainer systems.
About Manned Flight Simulator
NAVAIR’S Manned Flight Simulator (MFS) is part of the Air Combat Environment Test and Evaluation Facility (ACETEF), NAS Pax River. Its primary role is to provide high-fidelity simulation systems in support of NAVAIR’s RDT&E efforts. MFS is a flight and system simulation facility capable of supporting all categories of military and non-military aircraft. The simulation systems combine high-fidelity flight dynamics models, aircraft flight control hardware, and avionic systems using 8 roll-in, roll-out cockpits and 8 various high-fidelity display systems. MFS currently uses 3 (6) channel pC-NOVA image generators and (1) C-NOVA runtime engine on an Onyx 3400 to provide out-the-window graphics.
About Aechelon Technology
Aechelon Technology is a leader in real time computer graphics applications for training, simulation and entertainment markets. The company provides COTS-based, high resolution, multi-channel, geo-specific image generators, OTW and correlated sensor databases and integration services. The company’s image generators are field proven, and are delivered with full logistics support and documentation.
Aechelon Technology https://aechelon.com, is headquartered in San Carlos, CA, and has facilities in Madrid, Spain. For further in formation regarding this press release or Aechelon Technology, please
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