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Visual System For The Boom Operator Part Task Trainer
Author(s): Ronald B. Ewart
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Paper Abstract

The Air Force has recently completed construction of a Boom Operator Part Task Trainer (BOPTT) ,(See Figure 1). Its purpose is to teach the aerial refueling task to KC-135 boom operators. It is hoped that the trainer will enable substitution of simulator training for that of expensive in-flight training. A unique visual system on this trainer provides a field of view nearly that of the aircraft's. The boom operator sees the refueling boom, the receiver aircraft image, and background terrain through the rear window on the KC-135. All of these images appear at their correct distances with true parallax between the image planes. This paper discusses the visual display and image generation systems for the Boom Operator Part Task Trainer. . .

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1978
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0162, Visual Simulation and Image Realism I, (22 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956887
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Ronald B. Ewart, U. S. Air Force Aeronautical Systems Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0162:
Visual Simulation and Image Realism I
Leo Beiser, Editor(s)

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