Integrated, off-the-shelf modeling and simulation tools to help reduce the cost and time-to-market in development of simulation software infrastructure
Cologne, Germany – ITEC - May 10, 2011 – Presagis™, a leading provider of commercial-off-the shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation, and embedded graphics solutions, today announced that it will provide its COTS modeling and simulation software and services to CAE for use in delivery of the state-of-the-art National Modelling and Simulation Centre (NMSC) for the Ministry of Defence of Brunei Darussalam.
This facility will be used by the Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence to analyze force structure options, evaluate and validate capabilities, develop doctrine and tactics, and support training and mission rehearsal exercises. CAE is the prime contractor responsible for the design, development, and delivery of a turnkey and fully integrated NMSC.
"Presagis is proud to support CAE in the development of the NMSC," said Guillaume Hervé, President, Presagis. “Our customers have a common need to cut development costs and time to market, and to be able to focus their engineering talent on innovative application development. This world class modeling and simulation center is an example of how COTS tools can be leveraged to enable our customers to meet their application requirements faster and with significant savings.”
The Presagis suite of integrated off-the-shelf products, including, STAGE, Vega Prime, Terra Vista, Creator, and SIM OneNet, will form the foundation for the NMSC’s Simulation Software Infrastructure. The tools provide CAE with advanced modeling and simulation capabilities, including 3D modeling, terrain generation, scenario development, artificial intelligence, and visualization, for the generation and execution of complex scenarios for experimentation, training and analysis by the NMSC.
With a focus on speed to market and delivery of a flexible, long term solution that would offer regular feature updates, support for users, and the ability for the NMSC team to easily extend its modeling and simulation capabilities, selection of proven, standards-based tools was desired. Presagis support for key modeling and simulation industry standards, such as the Common Databse (CDB) and OpenFlight, across its toolset ensures development of an open and flexible infrastructure while also enabling Presagis to develop a high fidelity, CDB-based database of Brunei as a foundation for NMSC simulations.
“We expect to reduce the overall time-to-market in delivering Brunei’s NMSC through use of the Presagis pre-integrated suite of COTS products,” said Adolfo Klassen, CAE’s Chief Technology Officer. “Off-the-shelf tools based on industry standards will help reduce the time and expense associated with designing, integrating, and testing various applications while also allowing the NMSC to benefit from the ability to retain the flexibility to easily adapt and update the simulation infrastructure in future.”
Presagis is a global leader providing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation and embedded graphics solutions to the aerospace and defense markets and is the only developer to deliver a unified COTS software portfolio based on open-standards. Presagis combines cutting-edge technology with innovative services to help customers streamline workflow, reduce project risks, create detailed models and complex simulations, in addition to developing DO-178B certifiable applications. The company services more than 1,000 active customers worldwide, including many of the world's most respected organizations such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Airbus, BAE Systems and CAE. For more information, visit www.presagis.com.