Advanced Simulation in Undergraduate Pilot Training: Visual Display Development
Final rept. Mar 1971-Oct 1975
SINGER CO BINGHAMTON NY SIMULATION PRODUCTS DIV
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Visual simulation and its application to flying training is in its infancy. The development of the two visual display systems including the infinity optics, support structures, and 36-inch diameter the worlds largest cathode ray tubes described in this report has already produced a worthwhile legacy to the state of the art visual simulation. The development of the visual display systems for the advanced simulator for undergraduate pilot training ASUPT is generally described as three separate efforts a in-line infinity optics, or pancake window development, b dodecahedron structure development, and c cathode ray tube CRT development. The genesis of all three of these efforts represents individual contributions to the state of the art. The pancake windows are the largest of their kind ever developed. The simulator for air-to-air combat employs similar windows, structures, and CRTs but the windows and CRTs are scaled-down versions of the ASUPT designs. The ASUPT visual display structures were tested under dynamic conditions on a motion platform in early 1972 the structural integrity of the dodecahedron design was verified. The CRTs represent, perhaps, the most important element of the ASUPT. For it is the remarkable development of these, the worlds largest, hand-crafted TV tubes that not only paced the entire progress of the program, but also provided the ASUPT with its eyes and made it the valuable asset that it is today.
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