"The new SGI equipment was required to support the ACETEF test and evaluation need for high-end graphics processing, increased processor performance, operation at multiple security classification levels and increased storage capacity."
Thanks to the enormous bandwidth unique to the revolutionary SGI(TM) NUMA architecture, called NUMAflex(TM), customers such as ACETEF can use multiple InfiniteReality3 subsystems simultaneously, focusing incredible power on solving a single visual problem.
At the ACETEF, said Bill Russell, the facility's director, this trend has manifested itself in a total systems approach, in which the once-separate EW identity is subsumed within the mission as a whole.
Ultimately, continued Russell, the ACETEF concept is striving for the intersection of hardware-in-the-loop, man-in-the-loop and the virtual reality of DIS.
After a run through the ACETEF, an EW system is dragged out into the light of day to take a turn over Patuxent River's open-air Chesapeake Test Range.
The Aircraft Division of NAWC at Patuxent River is the home of the Air Combat Environment Test and Evaluation Facility (ACETEF), which boasts an anechoic chamber and several simulation and stimulation laboratories.
These systems would complement the Navy's current training assets at NAS Fallon, NV, and the open-air T&E equipment at the EC Range at China Lake, CA and the ACETEF at Patuxent River.
The principal resource of this type is the Air Combat Environment Test and Evaluation Facility (ACETEF), which comprises the center's anechoic chamber and several simulation and stimulation laboratories.
Over 100 different airplanes have been rolled into ACETEF's chamber.