U.S. Air Force Flies with a New Research Partner

SGI Federal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SGI, has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for the development, testing and evaluation of selected flight training image-generation technologies, database development and image processing.

The goal of the CRADA is to create enhanced, low-cost solutions that will meet the requirements of aircrew training established under the U.S. Air Force’s Distributed Mission Training (DMT) initiative. Under the CRADA, SGI Federal and AFRL/HEA will develop and integrate into the DMT testbed the capability to acquire, download and ingest space imagery in realtime for the purpose of infusion into aircraft cockpit information processing systems and displays of present and future aircraft weapons systems. The capability will be developed to permanently update databases on high-end generators, either in a post-ingestion process or in realtime, using formats such as a clip map created as a part of the data conversion to imagery.

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