F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Mission Simulators Train Pilots using DGy JPEG2000 Codecs

F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)

The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is the next generation multirole fighter aircraft for the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and our allies. Manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corporation, it is the most affordable, lethal, supportable and survivable aircraft ever.

RGB Spectrum's DGy™ digital recording and streaming technology is deployed in the F-35 Full Mission Simulators (FMS). The DGy recording system was chosen for its superior reproduction. The system uses advanced JPEG2000 compression to achieve visually lossless recording, providing results superior to other compression schemes by encoding every frame and the entire color spectrum.

DGy units are used in the F-35's multiple pilot pods, recording everything the pilots observe during maneuvers, including avionics, out-the-window imagery, target acquisition, navigation, and weapons control. Additional DGy units are utilized in the Instructor's Operator Station (IOS) and the After Action Review (AAR) facility. Mission simulations are simultaneously recorded and streamed to DGy decoders throughout the simulator and to a RGB Spectrum Multicast Video Server (MVS) for central storage and recording management. Following the mission simulation, DGy codecs are used in the debriefing facility to replay the simulations for assessment of pilots' performance.

The DGy codecs record, transmit, and stream at up to 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution. The codecs offer an unparalleled feature set, including external time code synchronization (IRIG-B or Network Time Server), event marking, random access, variable speed playback, frame-by-frame jog/shuttle, and the exclusive recording failsafe feature which automatically protects recordings in a catastrophic system failure. A simultaneous record/replay option allows review of imagery while digital recording is still in process.

Event marks can be inserted at key instances during both record and replay for fast, convenient random access in the after-action-review. DGy codecs can be interconnected to support multi-channel, concurrent recording and replay. The Multi Channel Manager™ (MCM) is a stand-alone software package that controls multiple DGy codecs.

During F-35 mission simulations, DGy codecs record an array of sophisticated imagery with the highest-fidelity, visually lossless reproduction to enhance after-action-review with crews and instructors.

RGB Spectrum's DGy codecs are the de facto standard for mission-critical applications, including vessel and vehicle consoles, command and control, simulation, training, missile testing, and C4ISR. High-profile installations include F35 Joint Strike Fighter mission simulators, P-8 Poseidon WST and PTT trainers, simulators for the Global Hawk UAV, F-16 and F-22 aircraft, Apache, Kiowa, Chinook, and Blackhawk helicopters, and deployments on the U.S. Navy destroyer fleet, the Canada Navy frigate fleet, and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency THAAD and MEADS programs.

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