Accession Number : ADA259220


Title :   A Synthetic Environment Flight Simulator: The AFIT Virtual Cockpit


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Switzer, John C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259220.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : This thesis describes the design and implementation of a part of the Virtual Cockpit: a synthetic environment, distributed network flight simulator. The goal of the project was to prove the concept that this type of flight simulator could fill the gap between high-end, very expensive flight simulators and low-end game quality flight simulators. Discussed are: object-oriented design techniques, multi-processor utilization, the flight dynamics model, synthetic environment technology, the frame-rate vs. realism issue, and the interfaces to a realistic joystick and throttle.


Descriptors :   *COCKPITS , *FLIGHT SIMULATORS , ENVIRONMENTS , NETWORKS , INTERFACES , THESES , RECREATION , FRAMES , QUALITY , RATES , DYNAMICS , MODELS


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE