3D perception Awarded Subcontract for US Navy Simulator Program

Company to Deliver Multiple “Cetus” Visual Display Systems to NSST Program for GDIT


Orlando, FL USA 29 Nov 2021 – 3D perception, Inc. (“3DP”) announced today the award of a contract to supply 18 immersive dome projection visual display systems to the United States Navy’s Navigation, Seamanship and Shiphandling Trainer (NSST) Delivery Order 5 program as a subcontractor to General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). Under this program part-task trainers and multi-station full ship bridge simulators will be supplied allowing bridge teams to conduct realistic navigation and ship handling training in fully immersive, virtual environments. Developed to prepare sailors to operate as teams when deployed, the trainers allow for exercises to be carried out in completely safe and controlled settings.

3D perception has a long history of delivering to marine simulation applications. 3DP’s Cetus™ line of maritime optimized systems are seamless front-projected, high-resolution, wide field of view displays optimized for the unique challenges of destroyer ships, aircraft carriers, fast attack craft and others. Cetus systems have been delivered to nearly 20 sites since 3DP’s inception in 1997 and are available off the shelf or tailored to meet the needs of a given program.

For the NSST program, 3D perception will supply quantities of differently tailored Cetus systems including variants with 30- to 40-foot diameter spherical domes and 220- to 300-degree horizontal fields of view. All systems feature 3DP’s modular Northstar™ solution, providing industry-leading quality, precision, dependability, and ease of maintenance­–all under a centralized system interface. The Northstar-powered Cetus systems for NSST feature: 

  • Display management, geometric warping and edge blending, hotspot compensation, color and luminance calibration, and other image correction via the nControl™ system interface and WarpLite™ software integrated on GDIT’s Image Generator.
  • High-resolution professional 4K projectors and seamless automatic image optimization for all scenario day times via Eclipse™ dynamic optical blenders.
  • Aurora™ immersive spherical screens with invisibly embedded sensors enabling precision automatic projection alignment and distortion correction in about 5 seconds or less per projector.

“We are excited to be working with GDIT to deliver our high-fidelity display systems to the Navy,” 3D perception Executive Vice President, Adam McCard commented. “As suppliers to US Naval programs over many years, we intend to maintain our reputation of exceeding expectations.” 

3D perception will install the systems at naval bases in Virginia, Washington, Hawaii, and Japan beginning in 2022.

The company is demonstrating their Northstar technologies from Nov 29th to Dec 2nd in Orlando, Florida at I/ITSEC, the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training conference.

ABOUT 3D PERCEPTION: 3D perception designs and supplies seamless, immersive visual display systems and technologies for simulation applications. Serving worldwide defense and aerospace customers since 1997 with an international force of engineers, installers, project managers, and support staff, 3D perception ensures seamless, focused performance. For more information, visit www.3d-perception.com.

Adam McCard
Executive Vice President



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