Realistic, fully photo textured, 3D synthetic environments are
at the heart of every visual system by providing the visual cues
required to accomplish practical training tasks.
CAE's synthetic environments are generated from extensive data
collected from authoritative sources. Surveys, satellite and aerial
imagery, on-site photography and digital data provided by various
mapping agencies are all used to generate these highly accurate
virtual worlds for military and civil applications.
By combining geo-specific and geo-typical full-colour
photo-texture to replicate topographical and cultural features,
CAE's synthetic environments provide exceptional levels of realism.
We can simulate above and underwater environments, atmospheric
environments, electro-magnetic environments, and also surface,
subsurface and air assets.
Earth curvature effects, star models, sun and moon models,
man-made features, weather and water hazards can all be added to
each modelled environment. Increasingly fine cultural detail is
revealed as the ship nears the harbor or tactical destination.
Synthetic environments are composed of a variety of elements
that combine to form a cohesive, realistic out-of-the-window view
from the bridge. Dynamic textures ensure realistic animation
effects like falling rain and moving waves. Highly accurate terrain
and feature positioning ensure exact duplication of any location.
Sensor simulation and PC-based image generator images are all
correlated with the synthetic environment so the trainee perceives
all visual cues as part of a complete and integrated