EP-80 Image Generation System

The Rockwell Collins EP-80 is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) PC image generator product family that provides high performance at a lower cost. It delivers many of the advanced features of higher-priced systems, such as advanced weather effects, night vision and infrared sensors, realistic battlefield smoke and helicopter rotor wash, all for a more competitive price.

The EP-80 fully leverages the latest COTS PC and graphics technologies to provide scalable performance from desktop brief/debrief stations to full field-of-regard simulators. It employs breakthrough second generation EP2™ real-time software to provide full functionality within a high-resolution, round-earth environment.

The EP-80 also provides compatibility across the complete line of EP image generators, enabling customers to combine less demanding training devices with high performance systems, yielding various levels of training that share common real-time software, databases and host interfaces.



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Features & Benefits

  • The most realistic scene fidelity, image quality and performance available using COTS PCs and graphics cards
  • Features include advanced weather effects, night vision and infrared sensors, realistic battlefield smoke and helicopter rotor wash
  • Common host interfaces, including CIGI, allowing integration with existing host systems
  • Common databases with other EP products and short conversion path for EPX databases
  • Software multi-channel synchronization with hardware genlock option
  • Deterministic update rates and robust scene load management
  • Enhanced realism of sensors and environmental effects through use of shaders and particle effects
  • Mission Functions Engine (MFE) option for high frequency of mission function tests
  • Highly realistic weather and environmental simulation using textured, layered clouds, 3D clouds, ground fog, storm effects, physics-based atmospheric light scattering, etc.




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Typical System

Main Components

System configurations vary greatly based on program requirements.  A typical three-channel system for full flight simulators consist of one 28U rack which contains one real-time computer and three scene processors along with a power distribution unit, an Ethernet switch and associated cables.  Multiple scene processors per channel can be used to drive ultra-high resolution display formats.

Installation Hardware

Unit 1

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