Aero Simulation Inc. (ASI), an aircraft simulator company, and FlightSafety International, an aviation-training firm, have tapped Christie, a manufacturer of display systems, to supply a projection system for the U.S. Coast Guard’s HC-144A Ocean Sentry program.
Christie will supply nine Matrix StIM WQ, 1-chip digital light process (DLP) solid state, light-emitting diode (LED)-based projectors that will be used for the operational flight trainer (OFT) and supporting subsystems at the USCG’s Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Ala.
The Matrix StIM WQ is an integrated, scalable environment projection system that is able to display independent red, green, blue (RGB) and infrared (IR) channels because of the company’s InfraScene technology at WQXGA (2560 x 1600) resolution. The projector also features 800 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) lumens, 4.1 megapixels of resolution and a ruggedized chassis.
The projector utilizes ArrayLOC, which enables seamless and uniform performance across the projection array, MotoBlend for system contrast and optimizing dark scenes, AutoCal to maintain the alignment to match and blend arrays and AccuFrame smear-reduction technology. The Christie AccuFrame is integrated into the projector and is adjustable in one-percent increments enabling maximization of image quality.