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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 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. Earth curvature effects, star models, sun and moon models, man-made features, weather and air hazards can all be added to each modelled environment.

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 Open Geospatial Consortium Common Database (OGC CDB) standard that provides a single data source shared by all systems. The OGC CDB ensures correlation across all systems and reduces the time to create databases for critical mission rehearsal applications.

Database Libraries

CAE offers one of the most extensive libraries of high-polygon density, fully photo-textured databases available in the industry today. Every database in CAE's library is modelled with accurate details, using specific photographs and correct terrain elevations. CAE is committed to helping preserve the value of customer database investments. By using a single data source for all synthetic environments, CAE ensures that all databases in the library are upward compatible with the latest generation image generators.  New databases are continually incorporated to reflect customer demands, resulting in an ever-expanding list of available databases.

CAE Medallion-6000XR Visual System

CAE Medallion-6000XR Visual System