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. Whether pilots are engaging in air-to-air refueling, air-to-ground training, low-level flight, search-and-rescue missions or take-off and landing exercises, sharp texture quality provides maximum realism.
Earth curvature effects, star models, sun and moon models, man-made features, weather and air hazards can all be added to each modelled environment. Increasingly fine cultural detail is revealed as the pilot nears the airport or tactical destination.
Synthetic environments are composed of a variety of elements that combine to form a cohesive, realistic out-of-the-window scene. Dynamic textures ensure realistic animation effects like blowing snow 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 environment.
Synthetic environments are available both in the native formats of each system, or in the latest common database (CDB) standard that provides a single data source shared by all systems. The CDB ensures correlation across all systems and reduces the time to create databases for critical mission rehearsal applications.
CAE offers one of the most extensive libraries of high-polygon density, fully photo-textured databases available in the industry today.
CAE provides a myriad of features that can fulfill many types of military training requirements of various degrees of complexity.