Flight and Ground Vehicle Simulation 5-day Main Course

The 32nd Annual Offering of our Signature Course!
January 18-22, 2016 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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Objectives

  • 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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Topics

Simulation Fundamentals (Cardullo)
• Introduction to Human in the Loop Simulation
• Architecture of a Simulator
• Applications of Simulators
• A Control Theoretic Approach to Human in the
• Loop Simulation

Motion and Force Cueing (Cardullo)
• Operator Performance and Behavior as a Basis for Motion Cueing
• Perceptual Aspects
• Platform Motion Systems
• In-cab Motion and Force Cueing Devices
• High-G Cue Augmentation

Simulation Applications in Training (Gawron)
• Human Factors Analyses in Simulation
• Traditional Types of Simulators for Training
• Nontraditional Types of Simulators for Training

Flight Control System Simulation (Takats)
• Conventional Flight Control Systems
• Autopilot, AFCS, and SAS
• Ground Vehicle Control Systems
• Control Loading Force Servos
• Digital Control Loading Systems
• Set-up of Control Loading Systems
• Performance Verification
• Polygons & Lights

Mathematical Modeling of Vehicle Dynamics (Galloway/Gingras)
• Vehicle Dynamics Models
• Simulator Data Issues
• Flight Data
• Modeling Tools
• Case Studies: Flight Simulation: What, Why, and How.

Simulation Validation and Evaluation of Flight Simulators (Galloway/Gingras)
• Validation Data Requirements
• Test Methodologies
• Flight Test Correlation Methodologies
• Pilot Tailoring
• Case Studies

Flight Simulator Qualification (Schroeder)
• Fundamental Considerations
• Device Descriptions
• Simulator Qualification Standards
• Military Use of Civilian Standards
• Why Qualification?
• Evaluation Process
• Application of Standards
• Evaluation and Qualification


Distributed Simulation/High Level Architecture Overview (Tolk)
• SIMNET and Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS)
• Aggregate Level Simulation Protocol (ALSP)
• High Level Architecture (HLA)
• Rules, Interface Specification, and Object Model Template
• HLA Federation Lifecycle
• The Role and Value of Standards
• Federation Development and Execution Process (FEDEP) and Distributed Simulation Engineering and Execution Process (DSEEP)

Motion and Force Cueing (Cardullo)
• Operator Performance and Behavior as a Basis for Motion Cueing
• Perceptual Aspects
• Platform Motion Systems
• In-cab Motion and Force Cueing Devices
• High-G Cue Augmentation

Visual Perception and Display (Davis)
• The Human Visual System
• Visual Perception
• Visual System Characteristics and Limits


Computer Image Generation (Atkins)
•History and applications
•Image Generators
•System architectures - Components, functions; Features - typical examples
•Databases: Components, correlation, Application specific options, Tools, source data
•System interactions

Visual Display Systems (Davis)
• Factors Affecting Choice of a Display
• System for Simulation
• Measurement of Display System Parameters
• Current Display Technologies

Real Time Computing (Latham)
• Requirements and Approaches
• Computer Systems Organization
• Real Time Computing on PCs

Simulator Systems Integration (Cardullo)
• The Need for Cue Integration and Synchronization
• Simulator Cue Integration
• Simulator Cue Synchronization
• Simulator Sickness

 

 

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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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Speakers

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.
  • Wegmann USA

Meet the instructors by reading more about their biographies.

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Time and Location

See the schedule from last year's program.

Monday

  • 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.
  • Simulation Industry Visits (optional) 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday

  • 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, Visual Database Design, or Next Generation Display System Requirements, Metrics, and Measurements)

  • 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: 8/18/15