At I/ITSEC 2021 MVRsimulation technology was demonstrated in a range of partner company booths. The highlight was MVRsimulation's new Part Task Mission Trainer (PTMT), which was running demonstrations in the Varjo and Battlespace Simulations booths throughout the week.
Varjo: Booth #3010
Part Task Mission Trainer: On the Varjo booth, MVRsimulation's fixed-wing PTMT was integrated with Varjo’s XR-3 mixed reality headset. The self-contained, all-aluminum welded cockpit-based simulator was running high speed, low altitude air-to-air and air-to-ground missions over MVRsimulation's high-res, geospecific dense urban terrain of Albacete, Spain, and 3D replica of the Los Llanos Air Base. The XR-3 enables full immersion in the virtual world and real-time eye gaze visualization, while pilots interact with cockpit hardware. For the demonstration, computer-generated/semi-automated forces were managed via integration with Battlespace-Simulations’ MACE.
Battlespace Simulations: Booth #1049
Part Task Mission Trainer: On the Battlespace Simulations booth, MVRsimulation's fixed-wing Part Task Mission Trainer (PTMT) was running missions with computer-generated/semi-automated forces and virtual flight models managed via Battlespace Simulations’ MACE. The demonstration scenario was the same as that featured on the Varjo booth.
Battlespace Simulations also demonstrated a new high-fidelity pilot Head-up Display (HUD) for a VRSG-simulated camera view from an MQ-9 Reaper. VRSG provided both the 3D virtual world and KLV metadata for the simulated camera, with the MACE software providing the training scenario and 2D HUD symbology to mimic a real MQ-9 Reaper unmanned vehicle.
ZedaSoft: Booth #1573
As delivered to U.S. Air Force Academy Multi-Domain Laboratory (MDL): Demonstrations of flight simulator and UAS/RPA Mockingbird Drone simulator as delivered recently to the U.S. Air Force Academy. The flight simulator utilizes ZedaSoft's Zuse simulator station in a three monitor out-the-window configuration, featuring MVRsimulation VRSG visuals and 3D content. The UAS/RPA Drone simulator includes ZedaSoft's Mockingbird software with VRSG providing the HUD camera and sensor ball (EO/IR and SAR) simulation.
XR Drone Training Demonstration: A drone pilot experience showing first-person viewpoint of a virtual flight environment mixed with a physical handheld drone controller to provide realistic drone pilot training. Featuring MVRsimulation VRSG visuals and Varjo XR-3 head-mounted display.
XR Flight Simulation Demonstration: ZedaSoft's Zuse simulation station with the Varjo XR-3 mixed reality headset to immerse the pilot in a high-fidelity realistic training environment. Virtual out-the-window view generated by MVRsimulation VRSG visuals and 3D content.
Immersive Display Solutions: Booth #1768
Trailer-Based Joint Fires Training System (TBJFTS) demonstration system: The TBJFTS is a self-contained mobile classroom for (accreditable) joint fires training that supports Type I, II, III, Laser, Day, Night-aided and Night Unaided digitally-aided close air support training.
The trailer includes a Student Station, Ground Commander Station, Instructor Station, Pilot/Role Player Station and Mission Brief and After Action Review capability, with shore connections and optional generator supplying all required power to the training systems and trailer environmental systems.
The system demonstrated included an IDSI VisionStation3 220 x 55 domed display with both Emulated (Mil-reticle Bino, PLRF, LTD) and Simulated (GPS receiver, ROVER video downlink, PRC-117/152 radio) military equipment at the student station. Featuring MVRsimulation's VRSG.
SAIC: Booth #1949
MSAT RPA/UAV Simulator Demonstration: In SAIC's booth, VRSG was demonstrated as part of the U.S. Army Joint Technology Center and Systems Integration Lab’s (JSIL’s) MJAT Stand Alone Trainer (MSAT), which uses GCS-like hardware to provide a training-only solution for pilots and sensor operators of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper/Predator RPAS. In the MSAT, VRSG simulates the Reaper's camera payload by streaming real-time HD-quality H.264 video with KLV metadata. This allows operators to train using the same hardware that they use to operate the actual aircraft in real-world missions, stimulating actual ISR systems and interoperating with networked JTAC simulators.
Bugeye Technologies: Booth #1549
Mixed Reality Apache Simulator Demonstration: Bugeye Technologies demonstrated its latest Reconfigurable Virtual Cockpit Trainer (RVCT) configuration integrated with ZedaSoft’s CBA for Simulation framework and AH-64 Apache plug-in software. The latest upgrades to the RVCT include a mixed reality experience provided through a Varjo XR-3 head-mounted display combined with MVRsimulation VRSG visuals and the cockpit’s physical displays and hands-on controls. The realistic Apache flight model verified by U.S. Army aviators was provided by Bihrle Applied Research, Inc.
(Image courtesy of Bugeye Technologies.)
CAE: Booth #1734
JTC TRS Simulator Demonstration: In CAE's booth, VRSG was being demonstrated as part of the Joint Terminal Control Training Rehearsal System (JTC TRS) simulator, providing out-the-window, sensor, and simulated military equipment views. (Photo credit: CAE.)
TRU Simulation + Training: Booth #1201
Bell Invictus 360 Simulator Demonstration: Visitors were able to experience the future of attack reconnaissance by flying the Bell Invictus 360 simulator. Featuring VRSG visuals and 3D content.
US Navy: Booth #349
The US Navy’s Next Generation Threat System (NGTS) Virtual Control Station (VCS), featuring VRSG visuals. Produced by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), the NGTS is a synthetic environment generator used to support training, testing, analysis, and research and development.