Accession Number : ADA137182

Title :   Aircraft Simulator: Multiple-Cockpit Combat Mission Trainer Network.

Descriptive Note : Final technical paper,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Cicero,J A

PDF Url : ADA137182

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The feasibility of a multiple-cockpit combat mission trainer (CMT) aircraft simulator is investigated. It is shown that a cable network can be used to connect many CMTs over a large geographical area. The cable channel is divided into a critical portion and noncritical portion. The critical portion uses a time division multiple access (TDMA) technique to broadcast CMT position and attitude to all other CMTs in the network. The noncritical data portion uses a random access protocol to broadcast weather, threat information, etc. An analysis technique is presented which easily evaluates the random access protocol. Suggestions for further research in this area are proposed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Flight simulation, *Training devices, *Communications networks, *Computer communications, *Communication satellites, Cockpits, Flight simulators, Combat areas, Mission profiles, Scenarios, Combat readiness, Man machine systems, Man computer interface

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Humanities and History
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE