In April of 2017, Enomalies participated in the Navy’s Forum on SBIR Transition. This event gave SBIR grant recipients an opportunity to showcase their technology, meet with other grant recipients, and get one-on-one interaction with other program supervisors to discover the greater needs outside of their granting office (in enomalies’ case, the Office of Naval Research).
Michael Schmidt, enomalies’ Director of Technology Development, was joined by HW engineer Philip White to showcase the company’s work on rapid 3D environment generation to aid troop training. The company reps spoke at length with technology leaders from a myriad of industries about what methods enomalies uses to capture 3D scans, along with what possibilities were available for visualizing that data in the most efficient way possible. Showcased at the booth were a live 3D scanning demo, 3D printed medical models, a VR demo of a scan taken of the interior of the Buffalo Trace bourbon distillery, and the mobile scanning robot used by enomalies to help capture scans of interiors more quickly.
Michael Schmidt presented to a panel of Navy personnel and program managers about the capabilities of the company and the technology, presenting details about the current challenges the Navy faces in regards to troop training and 3D synthetic environment generation, and how the technology developed by enomalies will help alleviate those challenges.
Schmidt had the following to say about their offerings to the Navy –
By simplifying the hardware, we can distribute scanning capabilities to a larger audience of warfighters, allowing us to grow the database of possible terrain environments. We also streamline the process of interacting with those models, which will make them available to more people and in more advantageous circumstances.
When asked if enomalies’ technology could find use outside of the Navy, Schmidt replied,
We’ve been in contact with the DHS and first responders who are excited about what we have to offer, as our training environments will be invaluable to emergency response personnel, both as training aids and search and rescue tools. There is also potential interest in the gaming community for tailored level design, and we’ve partnered in the past with archaeological societies to digitally preserve artifacts and excavations.
Posted below is the video showcased at enomalies’ booth. They even managed a few seconds in the Navy’s FST Recap video (also posted below).