AVT Simulation Training Center Course Offerings
Simulation Overview examines the major components of a simulator from a top-level and describes how the components fit together to produce an immersive training solution. This course targets those who are new to simulator design and development as well as those who are more knowledgeable and are seeking a comprehensive view of the full training solution. General principles of the simulation are studied in this class to include common visual solutions, human-machine interfaces, and aspects of simulation support such as concurrency, maintenance, and security.
Simulation Principles examines industry standards and simulator certifications such as FAA, EASA, etc. and explains why and how the simulator requirements drive the type of simulator needed. It will help students understand the levels of fidelity appropriate for the training requirements and covers many of the common simulation frameworks used in the development cycle. Examples of requirements developed mapped to simulator types delivered will be used to illustrate these concepts.
Visual Simulation explores Visual System Design and the Synthetic Environment. Visual System Design examines image generation (IGs), image projection, display systems, image alignment, user points of view, and other visual system concepts. The Synthetic Environment introduces computer-generated forces (CGF) and semi-automated forces (SAF), instructor operating station (IOS) and after-action review (AAR) solutions. Simulation control, scenarios, decision engines, and other ways of controlling what the simulation trainee views during a simulation are reviewed.
Simulated User Environment
Simulated User Environment focuses on the simulation environment of the operator, hardware, and subsystems. Multiple degrees of freedom (DOF) motion systems are examined along with control loading of pedals, yokes, and other user feedback requirements. The integration of audio systems, including voice recognition and synthetic voice, is explored. Dynamics models such as aero models are explained as well as their effect on the user experience and the course concludes with a discussion of the host processing control of the simulation.
Simulator Support analyzes the overall lifecycle of a simulator. The requirements to verify and validate (V&V) the reliability, maintainability, information assurance (IA), and risk management framework (RMF) of a simulator are discussed in detail along with the requirements to support the continuity of the trainee’s needs. The dynamics of communication and participation with other simulators are explored. Components of this distributed mission operation (DMO), including installation, delivery, and long-term contractor logistics support (CLS/COMS) are covered.
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