Accession Number:

ADA350847

Title:

A Cross-Platform Multi-Simulation Software Executive

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The Manned Flight Simulator MFS was created to provide high fidelity simulation capability and support for the Navys fleet of aircraft. The facility contains five simulation stations, which share a common interface to the computer networks, visual image generators and actual aircraft flight hardware. Any cockpit at MFS can be used in these simulation stations using a roll-in, roll-out concept to easily transfer a cockpit from one simulation station to the next. With this interface, a simulation executive was required to run the multiple simulations at any simulation station. The Controls Analysis and Simulation Test Loop Environment CASTLE was developed to meet this requirement. Since this initial requirement, CASTLE has greatly expanded and includes many tools for use during a real-time piloted session or for desktop development and analysis use. With new development, popularity and increased performance of computers, CASTLE now operates on a variety of platforms and operating systems using the same source code and graphical user interface GUI. These operating systems include SGI-UNIX, HP-UX, DEC VMS and Windows95NT.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE