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Virtual reality flight trainer for the UAV remote pilot
Author(s): George R. Smith Sr.
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the results to date of an aggressive program of concept and development to provide an effective and economical mode of training for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle remote pilots. The Virtual Reality Flight Trainer is a full- function simulator that exploits the versatility of the 3D Head-Mounted Display, in conjunction with the pilot's conventional, hand-held, flight control box to provide the essential hands-on experience necessary for the development of the pilot's expertise, previously only achieved at the risk of costly flight hardware.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4021, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays V, (23 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389155
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George R. Smith Sr., Smith Enterprises (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4021:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays V
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Loran A. Haworth; Henry J. Girolamo, Editor(s)

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