ERIC Number: ED114124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Advanced Simulation in Undergraduate Pilot Training: Systems Integration. Final Report (February 1972-March 1975).
Larson, D. F.; Terry, C.
The Advanced Simulator for Undergraduate Pilot Training (ASUPT) was designed to investigate the role of simulation in the future Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) program. The problem addressed in this report was one of integrating two unlike components into one synchronized system. These two components were the Basic T-37 Simulators and their various subcomponents developed by Singer under another contract, and the Computer Image Generator (CIG), developed by General Electric. This integration included not only the physical mating of the CIG system with the basic simulator computer, instructor-operator stations, visual displays, and cockpits, but also the computer software integration to make the visual scene correlate with the flight instruments and the real world. The selected approach to integrating the CIG system was one of planned organization. An Interface Control Document (ICD) was drafted early in the program which identified the hardware and the software interface between the two systems. The authors concluded that the success of this effort was in the organization and maintenance of the ICD and the advance planning for the integration of the computer systems. (Author/HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.