Flight and Ground Vehicle Simulation 5-day Main Course

The 31st Annual Offering of our Signature Course!
January 19-23, 2015 at Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

For general information follow the links below or scan down the page...

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • System hardware and software specialists
  • Managers, and simulation support personnel
  • Product sales/marketing representatives
  • Professionals associated with the specification, design, testing, implementation, or acquisition
  • Those involved in all aspects of contract administration or procurement
  • Industry, government, military, and university personnel

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Program Overview

  • A unique five-day program cosponsored by the State University of New York at Binghamton and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Modeling and Simulation Technical Committee (AIAA)
  • Program that addresses all major components and subsystems comprising today's complex flight and ground vehicle simulators.
  • Topics are organized in a developmental sequence leading to systems integration and, ultimately, evaluation and validation strategies
  • Each topic provides a general overview for less technically oriented participants, then moves toward a more in-depth examination of the topic, stressing problem resolution approaches and state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Lecturers are leading experts from industry, government, and academia recommended by a national advisory committee.

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  • Comprehensive overview for professionals seeking a working understanding of the key components of flight and ground vehicle simulation
  • Program serves as a major forum for practicing simulation engineers seeking a state-of-the-art update in system design, applications, and research trends.

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  • Simulation Fundamentals
  • Motion and Force Cueing
  • Simulator Systems Integration
  • Simulation Applications in Training
  • Flight Control System Simulation
  • Computer Image Generation
  • Mathematical Modeling of Vehicle Dynamtics
  • Simulation Validation and Evaluation of Flight Simulators
  • Threat Missile Modeling
  • Flight Simulator Qualification
  • Distributed Simulation/High Level Architecture Overview
  • Visual Perception and Display
  • Visual Display Systems
  • Real Time Computing

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

 This program carries 2.9 CEU credits for participation. CEU credit forms will be available at the program.

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The lectures are presented by academic staff of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences at Binghamton University and practising specialists from organizations within the flight simulation industry, including:

  • Birhrle Applied Research, Inc.
  • CGS Development Group
  • Dynetics, Inc.
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • MITRE Corp.
  • TRU Simulation + Training, A Textron Company
  • Sagetech Corp.
  • SimIS Inc.
  • Wegmann USA

Meet the instructors by reading more about their biographies.

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Time and Location


  • Sign in: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
  • Continental breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m
  • Instructional program: 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

  • Continental breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • Instructional program: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


  • Continental breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • Instructional program: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The course will take place on the Binghamton University Campus in Vestal, New York.  Please see the travel section for maps and directions.

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Fees and Registration

5-day main course only

  • UNIVERSITY/GOVERNMENT: $1595 (early bird by October 14), $1695 (regular fees start October 15)
  • INDUSTRY: $1695 (early bird by October 14), $1795 (regular fees start October 15)

5-day main course plus a 2-day specialized course (e.g. System Interoperbility Standards, Visual System Specification and Acceptance Tests, or Visual Database Design)

  • UNIVERSITY/GOVERNMENT: $2170 (early bird by October 14), $2770 (regular fees start October 15)
  • INDUSTRY: $2770 (early bird by October 14), $2370 (regular fees start October 15)

Contact our office for group rates (available for 3+ registrants from an organization).

Go to our registration and fees page for more information.

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Last Updated: 12/8/14