Accession Number : ADP005981

Title :   MBB Simulation Facilities Applied for Rotorcraft Research,

Corporate Author : MESSERSCHMITT-BOELKOW-BLOHM G M B H MUNICH (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Krauspe, Peter ; Van Gaasbeek, James ; Borchert, Horst

Report Date : JUN 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The attitude in the rotorcraft industry towards simulator applications during helicopter development work has been changing fundamentally in the past decade. More and more demanding design requirements for future helicopter systems, and the efforts to replace current helicopter flying qualities criteria by new specifications allowing for mission-oriented handling qualities, have significantly upgraded the role of stimulation in the design process. Rapid advances in recent years in the level of sophistication and fidelity of modern ground-based simulators have been major contributors to this change. Man-in-the-loop real-time simulation for the design and system investigation of advanced aircraft is applied in the MBB fixed-base flight simulation center, both for fixed-wing and rotorcraft simulation. The simulation facility, which presently comprises a basic three channel CGI visual system with collimator projection, is being expanded by installation of a more powerful 8 channel CGI system with six light valve projectors providing an extended field-of-view on the inner surface of a spherical dome. The visual system takes into account various helicopter-specific requirements such as a topographical data base with highly detailed low level visual flight cues for NOE missions, sensor image presentation (e.g. IR, LLLTV) with selectable, and the selection of different moving objects superimposed on the scene. NATO.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT SIMULATION, *HELICOPTERS, AIRCRAFT, CHANNELS, COLLIMATORS, DATA BASES, DETECTORS, EXPANSION, FACILITIES, GROUND BASED, HANDLING, IMAGES, INDUSTRIES, INSTALLATION, INTERNAL, KERR CELLS, LINE OF SIGHT, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, MISSIONS, MOVING TARGETS, NATO, PROJECTORS(ORDNANCE), QUALITY, REAL TIME, ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT, SIMULATION, SIMULATORS, SPECIFICATIONS, STIMULATION(GENERAL), SURFACES, TOPOGRAPHY, VISION.

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE