AVT Simulation Partnering with UCF Continued Education to Create Immersive Simulation Training Courses

Who are we?

At AVT Simulation, it is our vision to provide training solutions that save real lives and achieve mission success. So, we developed a training course to do just that. To explain, our dynamic four-day simulation courses provide a sequence learning experience. This experience begins with an introduction to simulation and transitions into multi-faceted complex concepts of simulation and training. We offer five different courses that cover the general principles of simulation. They include; human-machine interfaces, common visual solutions to simulation, concurrency, maintenance, security, and more. 

Our Courses:

AVT 101: Simulation Overview

This 101 course examines the significant components of a simulator from a top-level. Furthermore, it describes how the parts fit together to develop an immersive training solution. The course targets those that are new to simulator design and development. As well as to those who fully understand some simulator components. However, it is not necessary to know all components or how they all fit together. Additionally, it covers general principles of simulation and common simulation visual solutions. The course also covers human-machine interfaces, and many aspects of simulation support such as concurrency, maintenance, and security. (Simulation overview is the prerequisite course to all 200-level courses.)

AVT 201: Simulation Principles

201 starts with simulation requirements development and explains why and how the simulator requirements drive the type of simulator needed. It covers various industry standards and simulator certifications (FAA, EASA, etc.). It helps students understand the levels of fidelity appropriate for the training requirements. Including many of the common simulation frameworks used in development. Examples of requirements developed mapped to simulator types delivered will be used to illustrate these concepts.

AVT 202: Visual Simulation

Visual Simulation is broken into two main categories: Visual System Design and the Synthetic Environment. Visual System Design includes the following:

  • Image Generation (IGs).
  • Image projection (projector types).
  • Display systems (screens and monitors).
  • Image alignment.
  • User points of view.
  • and many more visual system concepts.

Furthermore, the Synthetic Environment includes:

  • Computer-Generated Forces (CGF).
  • semi-automated forces (SAF).
  • Instructor operating station (IOS)
  • After-Action Review (AAR) solutions

as well as simulation control, scenarios, decision engines, other ways of controlling what the trainee sees during the simulation.

AVT 203: Simulated User Environment

AVT 203: Simulated User Environment focuses on the simulation environment of the operator, hardware, and subsystems. It includes multiple degrees of freedom (DOF), motion systems, control loading of pedals, yokes, and other user feedback required objects. Simulated User Environment also covers the audio system as well as voice recognition and synthetic voice. Also, Dynamics models such as aero are explained. As well as their effect on the user experience and conclude by describing how the Host processing controls the simulation.

AVT 204: Simulator Support

AVT 204: Simulator Support covers the work required to verify and validate (V&V) that the simulator meets the needs of the trainees and the requirements developed for the simulator. It goes into detail on common requirements that will require V&V, including reliability, maintainability, Information Assurance (IA), Risk Management Framework (RMF), and how a simulator may communicate and participate with other simulators called Distributed Mission Operation (DMO). It covers installation, delivery, and support of the system, including long-term contractor logistics support (CLS/COMS).

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Initially, Applied Visual Technology Inc., AVT has been developing modeling and simulation expertise through engineering services since 1998. This is due to our founder who has accumulated over 30 years of military MS&T expertise in aviation applications. Nonetheless, everyone at AVT specializes in making old training systems new again and making new ones for less. Consequently, for 20 years AVT has served our Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine customers by providing the highest quality of service and solutions. Following its inception, AVT’s highly specialized staff of engineers has included some of the top leaders in the simulation industry. With over 20 years of simulation experience, our dedicated team provides specialized solutions for customers with complex problems.