Military Embedded Systems

University of Utah and Rockwell Collins agree to develop gaming tech for military simulation


November 30, 2015

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

ORLANDO, Fla. The University of Utah Entertainment, Arts, and Engineering (EAE) and Rockwell Collins will collaborate in a research and development agreement that will focus on bridging the gap between gaming technology and high-end military simulation.

“This collaboration will focus on leveraging our combined research findings into improved image generation product offerings designed to bridge the actual and perceived capability gaps between IGs and serious games,” says LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager of Simulation & Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins.

The collaboration will also expose the college students to careers in simulation and training.

“Our research has identified gaps between current high-end military training requirements and the technology capabilities of multiple commercial game engines, and tasked University interns and Rockwell Collins engineers to work towards closing those gaps,” Ridgeway continues.

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