Training Simulators


The field of training simulators is particularly wide. We have several specialization lines, such as:


Real-time simulation of wind models.

We use techniques based on the lattice-Boltzmann method, using distributed computing architectures by means of several computers as well as optimizations of the model to improve the latency between changes in the boundary conditions and to obtain a value of the wind components in a determined coordinate.


Automatic calibration of visual systems.

The visual systems for FMS (Full Mission Simulator) are generally complex, consisting of multiple channels (projectors). This calls for the calibration of the entire system, taking into account the geometry, the overlapping areas, and the color adjustment. We are working on several lines to get a system able to perform these tasks automatically, thus greatly easing the specialists' work in the calibration.



Simulation of ground control stations for UAVs for training.

Since the Center devotes extensive efforts to the UAV technology, development of training simulators for ground control stations as well as the ground control stations themselves are a research subject and development by the S2 team. We mainly focus on ergonomics and usability of these, and ease of the extension / adaptation for use with different UAV platforms.



Simulation of air traffic.

The air traffic management, to complement the indoor testbed of the Avionics and Unmanned Systems Area, is another line of work for the S2.