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Description:The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed a mission-planning software tool for planning sniper/counter-sniper missions, special recon, force protection, personnel security, and sensor, camera, and mine placement. By asking, "what can I see" and "where can I be seen", the tool graphically indicates areas visible to observers at known positions in a 3D scene, as well as positions from which these observers can be seen. This laptop-deployable software application uses digital 3D terrain data from any source to determine and display these locations. Additional features include custom range-rings/grids, headroom contours, and multiple coordinate displays. It is in use by federal law enforcement and the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). Sniper-RT® can be deployed on any laptop with a medium-level graphics card. Best performance with a 2+ core processor. There are no other hardware, software, licensing, or training preconditions.
- Shows line-of-sight and viewsheds for any type of 3D digital scene, at high resolution
- HUD displays UTM, MGRS, or Lat/Lon coordinates. Displays distances, slant angles, height above ground, height above surface, etc.
- All surfaces are color-coded, including interiors, under bridges and overhangs, vertical surfaces
- Scenes can be saved as imagery (shown above), or rendered in real time and viewed from any angle
- Tactical air control, force protection (expose areas in defilade), sniper/counter-sniper mission planning, covert ingress/egress and reconnaissance, convoy/protectee planning, and general threat assessment
- High value security and training for military and law enforcement, SWAT, viewshed determination for geospatial intelligence, architectural design, placement of video surveillance cameras and sensors
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Contact:Naval Research Laboratory
Technology Transfer Office, Code 1004