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HMD-based training for the U.S. Army's AVCATT-A collective aviation training simulator
Author(s): Rita Simons; James E. Melzer
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Paper Abstract

The Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer - Aviation (AVCATT-A) reconfigurable manned simulator is the Army's newest helicopter training simulator. AVCATT-A is a dynamic reconfigurable system developed for use for combined arms collective training and mission rehearsal through a suite of networked simulators in a simulated battlefield environment. The main purpose of AVCATT-A is to effectively train aviation aircrews in a collective training environment. The AVCATT-A visual system is required to support realistic collective/combined arms training with the required fidelity to fly nap-of-the-earth (NOE) or conduct multi-ship operations. To meet this high level of expectation requires that the visual system be capable of performing all necessary collective tasks and supporting individual tasks with no negative training transfer or physical impacts on crewmembers. In addition to these stringent training requirements for the visual system, the AVCATT-A simulator must be reconfigurable for five different cockpits and be readily deployable. The solution was found in a combination of state-of-the-art technology where the standard projection dome is replaced by a combination of rear-screen projection displays and a Head-Mounted Display (HMD) which provides all the Out-The-Window (OTW) visual imagery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5079, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VIII: Technologies and Applications, (8 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487192
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Rita Simons, U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, & Instrumentation (United States)
James E. Melzer, Kaiser Electro-Optics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5079:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VIII: Technologies and Applications
Clarence E. Rash; Colin E. Reese, Editor(s)

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