Our work - Past and Present
Support of the live training domain
Geometric Progress LLC was awarded a contract to provide custom software development for the relevant software used for the Embedded Live Training for Next Generation Combat Systems, custom software design and documentation services, integration and testing of software onto targeted live training player unit devices, and coordination support with standards organizations and STE stakeholders.
The live training domain has long been an outlier – the red-headed stepchild even – in the modeling and simulation world. Compared to much more widely developed virtual and constructive training simulations and gaming, live training presents unique requirements and challenges. Live training, unlike other domains, exists to support and augment physical activities in the real world rather than replace the real world. Specifically, to simulate real world individual and squad-level activities to train Soldiers exactly as they would act operationally: in short, train as you fight. We are honored to be a part of this mission.
One World Terrain
Geometric Progress LLC is working towards automated generation of building interiors to enrich geospatial datasets. The techniques we are developing will generate accurate representations of building interiors in cases where data is available and accessible, as well as generate realistic procedural interiors when data is not accessible or denied. This work supports Live Domain needs as well as OWT.
Processes for ground-truth (i.e., geospecific) building interiors will be developed and executed in cases where high-resolution data is available for the building interior. Requiring data models and other data structures to contain all metadata necessary for M&S. For example, doors with hinges, material composition of walls and navigation and collision meshes are but a few of the components that must be considered when creating building interiors.
Accurate 3-dimensional (3D) building interiors are created by processing a variety of input data types including point clouds, full motion video, still images, blueprints, and any other data formats that provide some context into the topology and composition of a building interior. The generation process will produce accurate representations of the interior architecture of a building, including all necessary topology for navigational planning.
AI/ML in Network Infrastructure Identification via Satellite Imagery
Geometric Progress LLC is proud to annouce the development of our own geo-registered feature extraction service. This service can capture features of interest from geo-registered images into conventional formats such as Shapefiles of GeoJSON. We are currently experimenting with this tool to extract nodal elements of above-ground network infrastructure. We utilized open-source image recognition algorithms such as YOLO and integrated that with our own AI/ML pipeline, georegistration of elements and geometry editing capabilities based on the LTF synthetic environment software.
Geometric Progress LLC is proud to announce the award for a new effort titled “Transforming Geospatial Data Management: An Exploration of the Layered Terrain Format.” This effort has been awarded as a subcontract from KaDSci LLC under the U.S. Army Geospatial Center’s Broad Agency Announcement prime contract. We will be conducting an assessment of the practicality, performance, advantages, and disadvantages of using the U.S. Army Research Labs ASCEND framework in conjunction with the Layered Terrain Format for provisioning and deploying geospatial data to the full breadth of Army operational and training users.
Geometric Progress LLC is proud to announce the award of our first funded contract! We look forward to assisting Applied Research Associates, Inc. in continuing the design, analysis, and development of the ASCEND project in support of US Army Research Lab’s Human Resources and Engineering Directorate (ARL HRED). ASCEND is an effort to develop a cloud-based architecture to streamline the collection, processing, production, and distribution of synthetic environments at the point of need. We will support ARA with our published expertise on geospatial model format and protocol design and analysis.
We are honored to announce that we have been awarded a subcontract from Applied Research Associates, Inc. to support synthetic environment development and process improvement for the Defense Thread Reduction Agency (DTRA) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Task Order 59. We look forward to assisting in the design and development of synthetic environment production for simulation federates such as those in the Force-on-Force Evaluation and Analysis of Key Parameters (FREAK) program to support simulation to model and counter Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Explosive (CBRNE) threats. We also believe it will be possible to significantly improve the workflow for the production of terrain for existing federates such as the Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF) and Software for the Optimization of Radiation Detectors (SWORD) to reduce turnaround time and improve fidelity. While this is the first such award for Geometric Progress LLC, it continues a solid three-year relationship between our Director and the wider team supporting DTRA J9-IS.
Geometric Progress LLC is proud to announce a contract award from the University of Central Florida. We will provide our expertise in high-performance geospatial modeling and simulation on constrained devices to assist the Institute for Simulation and Training with their research into developing future training ranges for the US Army. We look forward to pushing the envelope of what is possible with live training using embedded simulatio
ARA Virtual Heroes presented a paper at the I/ITSEC on “Measuring Rapid Streaming Delivery of Synthetic Environments.” The primary topic was defining and demonstrating a consistent methodology for conducting performance measurements of synthetic environment streaming and network transmission, using the Open Geospatial Consortium XML standards and the open source GeoServer product as the test case. Director Greg Peele was the primary author of this paper while employed at ARA, written in collaboration with four other members of the ARA synthetic environment team – Andrew Bertrand, Haris Javaid, Michael Shin, and Jaime Soto. We’re pleased to see the ARA team bringing the paper to its full conclusion and presenting it to the world! Congratulations!
Prime Contractor: Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA)
Customer: US Army Research Labs – Human Resources and Engineering Directorate
Geometric Progress LLC is proud to support Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) in the research and development of rapid cloud-based synthetic environment collection, processing, production, and distribution to the point of need. Our Director provides ARA with his recognized and published expertise in geospatial format analysis and development for transmission protocols and spatial repository storage
Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction
Prime Contractor: Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA)
Customer: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Geometric Progress LLC is a small business team member supporting Applied Research Associates, Inc. on the Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction IDIQ. We look forward to potential future task orders in which we can provide our design and development expertise for synthetic environment modeling and simulation supporting analysis of CBRNE threats.