VI-grade – Dynamic Warping

Partners of ours since 2016, VI-grade develops automotive solutions in the range from the field of vehicle dynamics to motion based driving simulations for the automotive industry and research partners. The VI-grade STATIC simulator and the VI-grade Drivers in Motion Simulator (DiM) families are professional driving simulator solutions used in VI-grade SimCenters, research institutes and at a variety of automotive customers. The simulators enable a high level of realism and support an immersive driver experience by using cylindrical screens with a professional multichannel projection system, a moving platform and a motion feedback system.® provided calibration services for VI-grade Static, as well as for DiM 150, DiM 250 and DiM 400, at several SimCenters and automotive customers. Our full fixed  AutoAlignment system is integrated into the VI-grade projection systems. With this fixed AutoAlignment system VI-grade can rely on the customer to do recalibrations by themselves when they need it, at any time and place it is required. The ProjectionTools export is used to perform dynamic warping in the 3D engine in the background of the VR-simulation system.

ProjectionTools details

  • ProjectionTools Pro Sim with dynamic Warping
  • AutoAlignment
  • cylindrical screen up to 300° coverage
  • 3-5 projection channels

If you are interested in using dynamic warping in your own engine have a look at our SDK.

*All images with kind permission of VI-grade.

CSMART Academy – Center for Simulator Maritime Training

CSMART Academy (Almere/NETHERLANDS) is a center for maritime training. The Dutch partner company Pro Systems commissioned® to help to install the four Full Mission Bridge Simulators of this facility. Pro Systems® created the design and construction of the screens and tasked® to install the hardware and software for the projection systems.® set up the display systems of nine ship bridge simulators in total. The software ProjectionTools developed by® enables the engineers to set up projection technology automatically and to precisely calculate spatial projections. It also allows seamless multichannel projections. This makes a nearly authentic view into virtual environments possible. Each full-mission bridge simulator of CSMART is framed by a cylindrical 220 degree horizontal field of view with two additional sets of bridge wings with dome projection, each with a 180 degree field of view. The screens of these replicas of original ship bridges are now projected with virtual environments as a result of the teamwork of Pro Systems® and®. The database of this virtual environment does not only contain data of major cruise ports. Also, the sea and weather conditions can be changed. The result is that the simulation not only looks deceptively real, it feels like it too.

ProjectionTools details

FKFS - Stuttgart Driving Simulator in Motion

FKFS – Motion Vehicle Simulator

The Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS) and the University of Stuttgart (GERMANY) have jointly constructed the largest motion vehicle simulator which has ever been built at a research institution in Europe. In cooperation with Viscon,® was asked to perform calibration of the dome. The project was realized as part of the R&D project VALIDATE with 3.7 million EUR by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The driving simulator consists of a hexapod, which can replicate yaw, pitch and roll movements and also has a linear motion range of 7×10 m on the x/y rails to be able to realistically recreate the linear motions, which occur when accelerating and braking. The projection system is equipped with twelve LED-projectors.® was commissioned to install the multi-camera ProjectionTools auto-alignment system and to perform the initial calibration of the 12 channel hemispheric projection system.
Read more about the simulator on the customer’s homepage. ►

ProjectionTools details

  • ProjectionTools Pro Sim
  • AutoAlignment
  • spherical screen
  • network I/O controlled LED markers
  • openWarp warping units
  • camera with rotating head
  • including projectors for rear-view mirrors (multiple eyepoints)

Saab JFIST® integrated® auto-calibration

The defence and security company Saab AB has successfully integrated ProjectionTools warp and blend for the Joint Fires Synthetic Trainer (JFIST®). Saab has its own warp and blend functionality but they were looking at upgrading to get a more robust, automated solution with high end quality. Having jointly examined the opportunity of our two products working together the first targeted project was to showcase the Joint Fires Synthetic Trainer (JFIST® – watch video on YouTube) in combination with auto-calibration at the® booth at ITEC trade fair Rome 2013. Efforts from the joint team took only about one week. Saab was very impressed with the added visual quality of our system and we received a lot of attention at the show.

Recently Saab also upgraded the FAC station and the pilot station in their demo/training facility in Täby, Stockholm/SWEDEN.

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung – ATM Tower Simulator

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (German Air Navigation Services) is responsible for air traffic control in Germany. At its headquarter in Langen near Airport Frankfurt/Main DFS operates a tower simulator for simulation and training purposes. The display system had to be renewed.

ProjectionTools details

  • ProjectionTools Pro Sim
  • AutoAlignment
  • color calibration
  • 360° horizontal coverage
  • diameter: 12 m, height: 3.8 m
  • 18 projection channels

DLR Institute for Transportation Systems – Dynamic Driving Simulator

The DLR Institute of Transportation Systems (German Aerospace Center, Braunschweig/GERMANY) operates a dynamic driving simulator for the validation of assistance functions that are already in an advanced state of development. The driving simulator is equipped with a novel hexapod system with the cabin hanging in below the upper joints, which allows enormous linear movements and integration of a complete vehicle.

ProjectionTools details

All images with kind permission of DLR e. V., Institute for Transportation Systems.