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Redstone Arsenal’s AMRDEC

Redstone Arsenal breaks technology barriers with LED-based Christie® Matrix StIM™ for BHIVE

Mission scenarios inside the BHIVE (Battlefield Highly Immersive Virtual Environment) in the laboratory at the US Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) depend on visual acuity as the critical factor for outthe- window view of the cockpits they are testing. The aircraft is expected and required to respond appropriately against the terrain based on the flight control input. That’s precisely the reason why Christie’s reputation for both commercial and integrated simulation solutions attracted officials at the Redstone Arsenal base lab to thoroughly investigate the award-winning Christie Matrix StIMTM projection system.

AMRDEC is the army’s focal point for providing research, development, engineering and technology, and services for aviation and missile platforms. It supports the acquisition, research, development and sustainment of some of the nation’s most sophisticated weapons systems. It maintains expertise in the Army’s prevailing policies and practices on software re-use metrics, post development support, process improvement, computer resource margins analysis and risk management. The BHIVE is only one part of the lab at Redstone Arsenal. There are various ongoing projects the lab is responsible for, including building desktop cockpit trainers for all departments of the Department of Defense and mobile cockpit trainers.

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