Quantum3D, Inc. has been selected by Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH to provide image generator systems and synthetic visual databases for a Norwegian application of Reiser's next-generation civil full flight simulator (FFS) for 4t class helicopters.

The simulator will be operated by the Norwegian Competence Centre Helicopter (NCCH), and will be used for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) training for Norwegian Air Ambulance (NLA) pilots in both civil urban environments and in rugged rural scenarios throughout Norway.

The Quantum3D-developed synthetic visual database will leverage new ultra-high fidelity imagery, LiDAR, and terrain data with down to 15 cm resolution, in cooperation with NLA. This will provide extremely realistic cues in critical near-ground helicopter search and rescue scenarios. The FFS including its visual system will be qualified to CS-FSTD(H) Level D, and will support training for Airbus type H135 and H145 helicopters.

Quantum3D's IDX 8000 image generator offers out-the-window and night-vision capability to drive the 18 visual channels in the Norwegian simulator, and is built on the latest in visual computing technology, including NVIDIA's latest Quadro P-series GPUs for best performance, reliability, and scene quality and realism. The IDX 8000 includes MANTIS®, Quantum3D's award-winning software for real-time visual simulation. When packaged with Quantum3D's GeoScapeSE® world-wide database, IDX 8000 provides an out-of-the-box solution that's ready to fly to thousands of airports, cities, and other destinations around the globe.

"Norway's HEMS pilots will benefit from the power and capability of the training platform provided by Reiser, and it will enhance their safety in the demanding role they perform," said Brian Overy, vice president of Business Development and Sales, Quantum3D. "We are excited to be part of this project, and gratified that Reiser continues to choose IDX 8000 and MANTIS technology along with our visual database services for this challenging application."