Operator Trainer (OpTrain): The United States (U.S.) Army Aerial Targets Simulator and Trainer
ARMY AVIATION AND MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENG CTR REDSTONE ARSENAL AL SYSTEM SIMULATION AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORATE
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The Operator Trainer OpTrain program is an integral tool for simulation and training used by the United States U.S. Army to support their high-speed aerial targets. The program is comprised of three main sections a Six Degrees-Of-Freedom 6-DOF simulation, target and terrain graphics, and the user interface. Each of these provides operators with a powerful tool that has the ability to record and display flight data, flight instrumentation, and vehicle animation. It can be used for operator proficiency training, mission rehearsal, real-time flight visualization, and playback of flight data. An array of conditions can be modified, including atypical winds, towed payloads, and actuator faults, in addition to many 6-DOF simulation inputs. The methodology and usages of the simulator and training software are presented.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Computer Programming and Software