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Real-Time 3D Visualization For Aviation

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Real-Time 3D Visualization For Aviation

Most Flight Simulation Training Devices include a visual system, and it is mandatory for Full-Flight Simulator. Real-time 3D graphics is used to imitate out-of-the-window and sensor views in the flight simulator or control tower simulator.

VFR skills are critical for helicopter operators, as well as for fixed wing vehicles in emergencies, traffic/weather avoidance, etc.

Why High-Quality Visuals Important?

Realistic 3D graphics are required to transfer the simulator skills into real life. Modern pilots expect video game quality of the image in order to believe and immerse into the simulation and efficiently obtain the automatic skill.

Computer Vision in autonomous drones requires even more photorealistic, physically accurate visual datasets for machine learning of the AI. 

Software Development Kit

Software Development Kit

UNIGINE 2 Sim is positioned between COTS and a generic 3D engine: we have a rich set of features tailored for simulation & training (as COTS do) – including sensors, etc., but it also has a lot of flexibility (as a generic 3D engine). 

The downside is that you still need a team of experienced C++ or C# developers in order to use the power of this software development kit.

UNIGINE 2 Sim is positioned between COTS and a generic 3D engine: we have a rich set of features tailored for simulation & training (as COTS do) – including sensors, etc., but it also has a lot of flexibility (as a generic 3D engine). 

The downside is that you still need a team of experienced C++ or C# developers in order to use the power of this software development kit.

Use Cases

Flight Simulation

UNIGINE 2 Sim is in the core of flight simulators of different class and type:

  • Rotary wing / Fixed wing
  • Civil / Military
  • Special vehicles

Air Traffic Management

  • ATC tower simulator
  • Airport management
  • Ground services training

UNIGINE-powered systems of these types can be found worldwide.

Air Traffic Management

Maintenance Training

UNIGINE-powered immersive virtual environments are perfect for AMT (aviation maintenance technician) training and attestation.

Maintenance Training

Research & Development

The outstanding flexibility of UNIGINE 2 Sim API allows the use in R&D projects:

  • New vehicles development
  • Ergonomics research
  • SIL (Software-In-The-Loop) simulation
Research & Development

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

UNIGINE 2 Sim is used not only for Drone/UAV operator training (including first response/defense) but also for AI learning in fully autonomous aerial vehicles:

  • Generation of synthetic databases for deep learning of computer vision
  • AI verification in parametric virtual environments

Built-in camera and sensor effects are very useful here.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Key Advantages

Realistic Atmosphere

  • Full spectrum of cloud types, including Cumulonimbus
  • Regional weather
  • Multiple layers of 3D volumetric clouds
  • Weather effects, including wind affecting objects, rain, fog, lightning, and snow
  • Sun and Moon, star map

Earth Scale

  • 64-bit precision per coordinate (scenes
    as large as the Solar system)
  • Support of 3D ellipsoid model (WGS84, custom models)
  • Support of both geo-coordinates and Cartesian system
  • Ephemeris system for celestial bodies positions
  • Support of ENU / NED and ECF coordinates
Earth Scale

Realistic Visual Databases

  • Unique terrain technology:
    • Extreme details up to 1 mm per pixel
    • Multiple high-resolution insets
    • Dynamic modification at the runtime – craters, funnels, trenches
    • Up to 1024 detail materials
    • Cooperative editing by a team of 3D artists
    • UAV-grade zoom support
  • Performance-optimized object cluster system
  • Asynchronous multi-core data streaming
  • Visual 3D scene editor with support for GIS data formats (elevation, imagery, vector)

Visual Fidelity & Performance

UNIGINE 2 Sim is capable of visualizing very complex and detailed virtual scenes with great performance: lag-free 60 Hz on consumer-grade hardware.

Features For Simulation & Training

  • API for Flight Model Dynamics (FDM) integration
  • Airfield lighting system (PAPI, TDZ, REIL, etc.)
  • API for motion platform control
  • Sensors visualization (thermal, FLIR, enhanced NVG)
  • CPU/GPU sync for scene data to integrate with dynamics models
  • Professional motion capture
  • HMI / HUD display widgets
  • Scalable from simple trainers to Level D FFS

Easy To Integrate

  • Industry-standard network protocols:
    • CIGI
    • HLA
    • DIS
    • Custom protocols API
  • Support for Windows and Linux
  • Minimal 3rd-party library dependencies
  • C++ and C# APIs
  • Embeddable into multi-window apps (Qt, WPF, WinForms, SDL, custom GUI frameworks)
  • Local, cluster, and cloud deployment
Easy To Integrate

Display Everywhere

  • Multi-channel rendering over network
  • Curved (cylinder / dome / custom) screens (image warping and edge blending)
  • 180 / 360 degrees panorama (linear, curved & fisheye)
  • Stereo rendering modes
  • CAVE
  • Video walls
  • VR headsets (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive / Pro, Varjo, OpenVR, WMR)

Team Of Experts

UNIGINE Engine has been developing since 2005. Almost from the very beginning, the development team is deeply involved in the simulation & training projects (mostly aerospace industry). The team has made many turnkey projects as well.

This practical experience and shared knowledge of multiple subject matter experts are converted into the UNIGINE 2 Sim software platform. So, our clients can use ready-made components that have been developed especially for solving similar tasks.

Our technical experts are always here to help your team with any questions. Customized training sessions are available as well.

Team Of Experts

Your Technology Partner

Customers In Aerospace Industry

Space:

  • German Space Center (DLR)
  • Russian Space Agency

Flight Simulation:

  • (NDA) Aircraft manufacturers (multiple)
  • (NDA) Helicopter manufacturer
  • Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI)
  • (NDA) System integrators (multiple)

Air Traffic Management:

  • UFA / ATCSim
  • Azimut-Alliance
  • (NDA) ATC system developer
  • (NDA) System integrators (multiple)

Autonomous Aerial Vehicles:

  • Daedalean
  • (NDA) UAV manufacturer
  • (NDA) System integrators (multiple)

Value Proposition Summary

  • 16 years of focused R&D at your disposal
  • Tailored for simulation & training
  • Superior graphics
  • Dedicated support by experts
  • We use our own product in aviation-related projects
  • Proven by industry leaders

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Developers from 250+ companies across all the continents use UNIGINE technologies to realize their projects since 2005.