Department of Computer Graphics and Multimedia

Light Aircraft Flight Simulator SimStar

Authors:Chudý Peter, Bartoň Radek, Bílek Jan
Licence:no - free
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Keywords:Light Aircraft Flight Simulator, Augmented reality, Computer Graphics, Flight Control System Design, Modeling and Simulation, Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulations, Man-machine user interface, Flight Instrument Development Tool.
SimStar is a light aircraft simulator stationed at the Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology. The flight displays' "smart screen" visualization technology supports different modes of operation, ranging from traditional visualization of flight instruments, to enhanced synthetic vision concepts with a tunnel in the sky flight path symbols.

The installed force-feedback system for the control stick and the rudder pedals provides the crew with a virtual link between the maneuvering state of the aircraft and the forces in its control system.

SimStar supports voice activated communication between the pilots or between the crew and SimStar's operator.

Simulator's principal multimedia platform features a planar 4m:3m projection screen and an audio system providing enhanced authenticity during the simulated flight operations. For convenience, the simulator currently resides on a stable platform.

Modular design of simulator's hardware and software architecture allows for a direct integration or sharing of simulated system's flight models. Using extension blocks, the simulator can be used for hardware-in-the-loop ground based simulations of experimental avionics.
Room P206, Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of technology, Božetěchova 2, 612 66 Brno, Czech Republic

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