New Simulator Developed for Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck Crews
The deck of an aircraft carrier is one of the most dangerous environments in the U.S. Navy, and until now, flight deck crews could only conduct training while on the job. That is changing after a collaborative effort between the Office of Naval Research Global and the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division led to the development of a new training tool.
The training simulation system is an expandable framework of game-based immersive 3D technologies that allows for individual, team or multi-team training events. All of the ship systems, characters, flight deck crew characters and team members can be both driven synthetically or by live players. Even the flight patterns that occur during the simulations are based on real flight patterns conducted by pilots.
The training can simulate normal operations and emergency conditions.