Requirements for Periscope Simulation


  1. Lamoureux, T.M.
  2. Pronovost, S.
  3. Dubreuil, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);CAE Professional Services, Ottawa (ON)
Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) – Atlantic is building a Research and Development (R&D) facility called vVictoria (virtual VICTORIA) to support the VICTORIA Class submarine fleet. As part of this facility, DRDC Atlantic is particularly interested in providing a realistic simulation of the visual scene as observed through the periscope. CAE Professional Services was awarded a contract to determine the requirements of the periscope tasks performed by submariners and their requirements for a simulation, as well as surveying the market for potentially suitable Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) visual rendering engines. By evaluating the COTS engines against the requirements of the submariners it would be possible to differentiate between the COTS engines and recommend to DRDC Atlantic which application to purchase. This report describes the methodology by which the objectives were pursued, and the results of the evaluation. Sixteen applications were identified and six were evaluated in detail. Of these six, most engines could, with sufficient effort, present a realistic simulation. However GX2 by GENFX, has already performed much of the development work, and scored the highest in the evaluation. The evaluation also showed that Dangerous Waters, a video game, scored highly and is extremely inexpensive.

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Periscope;simulation;visualization;platform;VICTORIA Class
Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-CR-2011-091 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Aug 2011
Number of Pages
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