Barco Teams With L-3 on SimuSphere Fighter Training System

The QXGA-fidelity visual system is designed to greatly enhance fighter pilot training realism and maximize operational readiness.
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Barco Inc. will be a strategic provider to L-3 Communications' Link Simulation and Training (L-3 Link) division in the development of a next-generation SimuSphere display system, the SimuSphere HD.

The QXGA-fidelity visual system is designed to greatly enhance fighter pilot training realism and maximize operational readiness.

“By using Barco's latest SIM 7 LCoS projectors, the SimuSphere HD provides pilots with the highest level of resolution, brightness, and contrast for the ultimate in out-of-window imagery,” said Filip Pintelon, president of Barco's simulation business. “This solution also offers customers a much lower cost of maintenance by incorporating automatic alignment control.”

L-3 Link's SimuSphere HD display solution immerses pilots in a virtual training environment equivalent to real-world flying missions. Multiple Barco SIM 7 projectors beam QXGA-level imagery (2048x1536) onto corresponding display screens that surround the simulator cockpits, providing pilots with a 360-degree field-of-view. HDTV-like display screens are positioned for the pilot's eye point.

The Barco projection system enables the SimuSphere HD to provide an immersive field-of-view that can display out-of-the-window imagery at 20/40 visual acuity. The SimuSphere HD is field upgradeable to 20/20, and supports training activities such as flight formation, bogey detection/identification, and mission rehearsal. It allows pilots to train as individuals or teams to detect, identify, and attack targets, while gaining training credit equivalent to live aircraft training.

MORE INFO
Barco www.barco.com
L-3 SimuSphere www.link.com/pdfs/SimuSphere_HD_data_sheet_08.pdf

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