The JTAC Training Rehearsal System (JTAC-TRS) was developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory and included two ImmersiveDome 5-meter display systems. For the initial JTAC-TRS system, IDSI was a sub-contractor to Lockheed-Martin Information & Technology, and for the second device IDSI was a sub-contractor to L-3 Communications Link Simulation & Training Division. IDSI provided the visual system design, fabrication, and implementation for both 5-meter devices.
Each JTAC-TRS visual display system consists of:
Creates an affordable ultra-high resolution display
5-meter diameter 220° horizontal x145° vertical FOV fabric dome with an integrated light blocking enclosure.
The systems were supplied with an array of DPI (Digital Projection) iVision20 DLP projectors as well as a camera-based warp and blend solution.
Modifications to the second visual display system included increased FOV of the display as well as IDSI-designed projector light-block enclosures to allow limited night-scene testing and training. Initially installed in 2007 and moved to Wright-Patterson AFB in 2012, these domes continue to provide AFRL with a testbed capability to continue the research and development for training in all facets of Close Air Support and Joint Fires.
The JTAC-TRS system received accreditation by the Joint Staff to replace live controls, Type 1, 2, and 3, day only, and laser controls.
IDSI is providing the design, fabrication and visual system integration for the AAJTS Program, under a multi-year contract from prime contractor QuantaDyn Corporation. The AAJTS (Air National Guard Advanced JTAC Training System) is the US Air National Guard’s program of record for all JTAC training, initially demonstrated by the Air National Guard, QuantaDyn and IDSI at I/ITSEC in Orlando, FL.
The AAJTS visual display system solution consists of:
ImmersiveDome 5-meter (diameter) 270° horizontal x 100° vertical FOV (+70/-30) fabric dome purposefully modified to meet the ceiling height requirements of the Air National Guard facilities throughout the United States.
Each system is supplied with a high-resolution multi-channel projector solution, using 14-channels of Barco FS35 WQXGA LED-IR projectors providing a “usable resolution” of better than 3.2 arc-minute per optical line pair (10% MTF), as well as an integrated camera-based warp and blend software solution.
By leveraging the 4th IR channel in the FS35 projectors, the use of actual NVG devices is optimized. The AAJTS dome provides the FOV and resolution necessary to allow the JTAC to train in all facets of Close Air Support and Joint Fires and plays a key role in the accreditation process.
The AAJTS has been accredited by the Joint Staff’s Joint Fire Support Executive Steering Committee (JFS ESC) to replace live controls, Type 1, 2, and 3, day/night, and laser designation.
The Immersive Display JTAC Minidome is a packaged entry-level solution developed for a wide variety of immersive training applications. Specifically designed with a small footprint to maximize facility training space, the Minidome is a compact and flexible multiple-projector display solution enabling users to experience full-immersive training at a level not previously possible. IDSI has engineered the solution to accommodate 4, 6 or 8 visual channels, depending on the application, budget, and visual requirements.
Each ImmersiveDome system features a choice of display surface, fabric or hard shell
Available in several sizes and horizontal fields-of-view, 180-, 220-, or 240-degrees
Provides an optimized out-the-window visual scene using the latest DLP, and DLP LED projection technology
Also included are additional hardware or software components to optimize the multi-channel visual system, including an automated warp and blend calibration solution for geometry correction onto the spherical surface which blend an array of individual projectors to create a single seamless image.
This combination of components integrated in our system, designed for ease of installation and setup, provides each customer with a low-risk solution with minimal development requirements.