Total Immersion Gets $12M for RealWorld Simulation Prototype

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RealWorld Simulation(click to view larger) Total Immersion Software (TIS) in Alameda, CA received a $12 million modification to a previously awarded contract for development of the RealWorld Transition program, which enables soldiers to carry out mission-specific simulations using a laptop computer. Sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the RealWorld Program uses technology innovation to provide soldiers with the ability to open a laptop computer and create a mission-specific simulation in a relevant geo-specific 3-D world. The program is intended to overcome problems with current simulation programs – they are time consuming to set up, expensive to buy, and require graduate-level expertise in computer programming. RealWorld is intended to remove these barriers and, for the first time, put the tactical advantage of real-time simulation into the hands of frontline troops. DID has more on the RealWorld system, including a link to a sample RealWorld scenario… In May, DARPA Acting Director Robert Leheny told a U.S. House Armed Services Committee panel that the Real World program is benefitting U.S. troops in the following way: “DARPA’s RealWorld program will let U.S. troops rehearse missions using a laptop on which they can build their own mission simulations quickly and easily. They […]

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