Accession Number : ADA305291

Title :   High-Fidelity Simulation as a Low Cost Enhancement to Flight Test,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Brunner, Michael T.

PDF Url : ADA305291

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Simulation has long been an accepted training tool, but its acceptance as a flight test enhancement or alternative has been much more difficult to attain. The process of developing a validated, high-fidelity simulation is an important step in this acceptance because it builds confidence in the quantitative data that flight test support demands. This confidence opens up a new world of opportunity for support of a variety of projects and exploration of new frontiers. The F/A-18 simulation at the Manned Flight Simulator (MFS) has been used for many of these projects. Two of the most recent and unique are discussed in this paper.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING, *LOW COSTS, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, OPTIMIZATION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, VALIDATION, TRAINING DEVICES, MANNED.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE