ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- /I/ITSEC, Booth #1101/ – Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of visual computing solutions for government and commercial applications, and CymSTAR LLC today announced its Boom Operator Weapons System Trainer (BOWST) aerial refueling simulator has been declared ready-for-training by the United States Air Force. This is the first KC-135R boom operator trainer to receive SIMCERT (Simulator Certification), allowing transfer of training credits from the aircraft to the simulator.
"There is an enormous responsibility that comes with managing the safety and effectiveness of refueling aircrafts while in flight," said Arthur Yan, president, Quantum3D. "We have been working diligently with the prime contractor, CymSTAR, to create an effective BOWST simulator that will provide all the necessary elements boom operators need to ensure the most advanced simulator training available."
The BOWST aerial refueling simulator uses the Quantum3D Independence IDX 6000 image generator with five channels, GeoScapeSE® WWDB (Worldwide Database), and advanced weather and ocean plug-ins. The simulator leverages advanced shadows, spotlights, aircraft lighting, and refueling receptacles to provide realistic cues and support the high demands for depth perception required by boom operators. A total of nine systems will be built by CymSTAR for the Air Force, and the first one is already in use at McConnell Air Force Base.
"Quantum3D's technology provides the most advanced real-time image generation available to create real-world and life-like scenarios for boom operators," said Beau Witt, executive vice president of business development, CymSTAR. "We are excited to be a part of this project – delivering advanced simulation systems for the training of our Air Force men and women."
The BOWST visual will be demonstrated at Quantum3D's booth (#1101) at I/ITSEC 2011 from Nov. 28 – Dec. 1. For more information, visit Quantum3D's website.
Quantum3D, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS), open-architecture, real-time visual computing solutions. Quantum3D combines the most advanced hardware and software systems for graphics simulation in a variety of markets and implementations—image generation; tactical computing for avionics; vehicle and man-wearable applications; synthetic environments; graphics subsystems; and other COTS solutions. Quantum3D is a privately-held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information about Quantum3D real-time visual computing solutions, please visit www.quantum3d.com.
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