Leading marine simulation developer takes the next step to a seamless
New tool utilises sophisticated software techniques and algorithms to greatly enhance the quality of the image displayed.
Kongsberg Maritime has integrated a unique Image Calibration Tool with its SeaView
R5 visual system, which provides the highly realistic scenes created and animated
by the Polaris navigation simulators. The cutting-edge new tool utilises sophisticated
software techniques and algorithms to greatly enhance the quality of the image displayed
by the projectors in the simulator.
SeaView R5, with the new Image Calibration Tool enables the simulation projectors
to provide a near seamless display. The result is a more realistic scenario for
the simulator users, which in turn translates to more effective training. The tool
is capable of calibrating the picture displayed by all COTS (Commercial of the shelf)
projectors, which helps to improve installation flexibility on curved screens and
to potentially reduce the costs of the projectors in the system.
The tool includes features such as digital keystone and edge algorithms, pixel
positioning and repositioning, and colour correction. All provide a physically accurate
image to the projectors, compensating for any off-angle projection, with perfect
linearity. A geometry correction tool also includes network access to all Image
Generator (IG) computers in the system and full overview interface to all channels
in a multi-channel bridge simulator as well as file storage and back-up.
"With the latest version of SeaView R5 including this Image Calibration Tool,
blending, edge matching and so called warping of the image, gives us almost unlimited
possibilities. Now Kongsberg Maritime customers requiring theatre style visuals
can utilise the latest in image calibration with a majority of the low, medium and
high end commercial of the shelf (COTS) projectors available without impacting image
quality," says Terje Heierstad, Product and Technology Manager, Simulation, Kongsberg