A Revolutionary Flight Simulator For Tactical Flight Training
The COCKPIT MODULE consists of an aircraft-specific, modular user-defined cockpit configured with high fidelity controls, realistic displays, a varying wide field-of-view visual display with a minimum of 210° horizontal and up to near approximately 300° horizontal FOV and with a real world visual display. THE COCKPIT MODULE can be installed in the gondola of the PHOENIX Centrifuge or it can function as a stand-alone Operational Flight Simulator (OFS) and be data linked to the PHOENIX Centrifuge for multi-ship training and to other Full Flight Trainers with High Level Architecture (HLA) or Distributed Information System (DIS) compatibility in a Distributed Mission Operation (DMO) environment. COCKPIT MODULES include an aircraft-specific aeromodel tailored to the specific performance of the type and model of aircraft being simulated, and are interchangeable in the PHOENIX Centrifuge gondola in less than one (1) hour, enabling users to realistically simulate as many different tactical aircraft as there are available COCKPIT MODULES.
Additionally, the COCKPIT MODULE is networked to a domain–specific 3D Virtual Battlespace that provides the tactical interactions. It sends the type-specific calculated aircraft behavior to the 3D Virtual Battlespace system, exchanging signals with other simulators connected to the 3D Virtual Battlespace in a distributed mission network to maintain a true common tactical situation.
UNIQUE VALUE provided by the PHOENIX Centrifuge
High fidelity flight simulation offers many benefits, specifically significant cost savings per flight hour versus training in the aircraft. However, only realistic dynamic motion in flight simulation that provides high sustained G flight simulation and realistic physiological stresses of tactical flight can provide unique value in tactical flight simulation. Unique training value provided by the PHOENIX Centrifuge, which non-motion flight simulations cannot provide, includes: high Angle of Attack (AOA) maneuvering required for managing maneuvering energy, affordable exploration of the edge of the flight envelope for a specific aircraft’s kinematic envelope, departure from controlled flight and spin training, Push-Pull training in a tactical environment, Spatial Disorientation training, G Tolerance / G Readiness training, and expanded pilot performance capability, which greatly contributes to maintaining flight proficiency and enhancing pilot combat readiness. The PHOENIX Centrifuge is also uniquely capable of providing aviation physiological research in a tactical environment. Bottom line, using the PHOENIX Centrifuge for tactical flight training eliminates risk in high G training, both initial and refresher, reduces need to use aircraft for high G environment and training and provides the capability to maintain currency for high G tolerance and readiness.
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