Accession Number : ADP000199

Title :   Application of Microcomputers to the Simulator 'Linkage' Problem,

Corporate Author : LOGICON INC SAN DIEGO CA TACTICAL AND TRAINING SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Seidensticker,Steve

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Part of every modern cockpit simulator in an interface between the analog world of the cockpit and the digital world of the central simulation computer(s). This has traditionally been a complex system of analog/digital conversion circuitry commonly called the linkage. This linkage is expensive to build and requires modifications to both the hardware and central computer software whenever changes are made to the cockpit instruments and controls. It also imposes a significant processing load on the simulation computer in that much polling of input and formatting of data are required. This paper describes a new approach that solves the problem by replacing the linkage with a microcomputer attached to each major instrument/control and small groups of minor instruments/controls.

Descriptors :   *Flight simulation, *Microcomputers, *Computerized simulation, *Integrated systems, Cockpits, Analog simulation, Digital simulation, Interfaces, Analog to digital converters, Linkages, Systems engineering, Computer architecture, Computer programs, Flight instruments, Control systems, Data processing, Digital computers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE