Video Control Center and Cockpit Simulator.
Final rept. 1 Oct 76-30 Sep 78,
AIR FORCE AVIONICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This report is intended to be for general information on the cockpit simulator design. The report gives the basic concepts for the use of the system but does not give all circuitry details. The system is designed for flexibility. A user is presented with 24 pin connectors for switches and lamps. His task is to physically configure his keyboards, readouts, etc., and meet the signal requirements of the system specifically, that switches supply 5 volts and that lamps select the appropriate supply voltage from the connector. For analog inputs a set of analog to digital converters will be interfaced to the PDP-11 and appropriate input ports made available. The users only restriction is the signal compatibility. The characteristics of the system are then controlled by software. By having the hardware in the console the cockpit per se could be replaced or even a second cockpit or crew station added by simply plugging in. It is assumed that the design is flexible enough for most requirements. The system allows for easy expansion or modifications. The purpose of the system is a simulation tool which changes with needs and does not become obsolete.
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