Accession Number : ADP000181

Title :   The Technical Contributions of the Tactical Combat Trainer Development Program,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Basinger,James D. ; Wilson,John M. ; Fisher,Robert A.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The Tactical Combat Trainer (TCT), was an Air Force Engineering Development Program to develop two prototype Weapon System Trainers (WST) for training A-10, F-15, and F-16 pilots from combat. Each prototype was to consist of two visual simulation systems integrated with two previously manufactured Operational Flight Trainers (OFT) to form a single WST. The TCT prototypes were being developed under contract by the General Electric Company and the Singer Company for a fly off to select a production contractor. Approximately two years into the program, these contracts were terminated due to USAF budget problems. Before termination, however, important studies and developments were completed in the visual simulation area by each contractor. Both Singer and GE proposed an Area-of-Interest (AOI) visual system and head-slaved AOI infinity image display. The Singer-Link approach was based upon an eye-slaved AOI projected on a dome.

Descriptors :   *Planning programming budgeting, *Training devices, *Logistics planning, *Contracts, Air Force planning, Systems engineering, Air Force procurement, Stopping, Prototypes, Weapon systems, Air Force training, Pilots, Tactical warfare, Visual aids, Integrated systems, Cockpits, Computerized simulation, Images, Display systems

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