TELESPAZIO VEGA DEUTSCHLAND
NEW TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Virtual reality opens up new possibilities for training. The intuitive interaction with simulation objects as well as the ability to move within the simulation environment ensure that the users find their way faster and get a better feeling for the size and context of the training object. By displaying additional content (augmentation) such as navigation aids, crosssectional views or technical drawings, training content can be taught in a very targeted and efficient manner. Virtual Reality improves the interaction with the Virtual Maintenance Trainer (VMT) for specific maintenance activities and leads to a faster and long-lasting training success.
Topics and Highlights
Modern Aircraft Training Systems do not only replicate the functionality and the behaviour of the
aircraft for the purpose of learning, understanding and training.
They also facilitate and provide:
- In-Depth System Understanding supported by Interactive Schematics
- Instructor Support Functions
- Mobile and Distributed Training
- Training Tools for Aircraft Technicians and Pilots
- Scalable Training Hardware and Solutions
Examples and Case Studies
- Telespazio VEGA Deutschland has developed a training systems toolbox and development framework – VEGA Emulation Technology Version 4 (VET4).
- Various training systems can be built utilising the capabilities and features of the VET4.
- These training systems include military and civilian aircraft; rotary and fixed wing.
- In this presentation we are discussing two examples:
- the NH90 Virtual Maintenance Trainer (VMT), and
- the CH-53 Cockpit Procedure Trainer (CPT)
THE CHOSEN TRAINING SYSTEM FOR 3 DIFFERENT VARIANTS OF THE CH-53: GA, GS AND GE
Airbus Helicopters, the main contractor for the refitting of the CH-53 helicopter, commissioned Telespazio VEGA Deutschland initially to develop a Cockpit Procedure Trainer (CPT) for the CH-53GA and to deliver both, a mobile PC-based and a replicated cockpit solution using touchscreen technology.
The development of the CPT was performed in parallel with the development and testing of the first CH-53GA helicopter prototype. The CPT has been the first training device available for the CH-53GA aircrew training.
TECHNICIAN TRAINING FOR SEVEN VARIANTS OF THE NH90
The armed forces in Germany, France, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands are using our Virtual Maintenance Trainer (VMT) for the training of technicians for their navy and army variants of the NH90.
The VMT, together with other training means, largely replaces technician training on real aircrafts. For achieving the training goals, the VMT integrates the simulation of the helicopter systems, a realistic graphical representation of the helicopter and its components as well as training management functions to be able to manage learning progress and to measure the learning success.