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EUCLID RTP 11.12 ""In-flight demonstration of embedded simulation for training purposes on-board fighter aircraft""~Design and development of an aircraft embedded simulation system
Published May 08, 2002 by Royal Aeronautical Society in United Kingdom
RTP 11.12 is the codename for a EUCLID CEPA 11 Research Technology Program (RTP) funded by the Ministries of Defense of five European countries under the framework of the EUCLID MoU. The purpose of the project is to design, implement and demonstrate an on-board embedded simulation system allowing the training of pilots against computer-generated forces/adversaries, in a virtual scenario with a simulated threat environment, while flying on a real aircraft.
The simulated scenario is focused on air-to-air beyond visual range engagements of fighter aircraft in varying force compositions, in the presence of ground-to-air threats such as SAMs, and using ECM/EPM. The simulation will be wholly autonomous and will allow the trainee to fly a number of different scenarios during the same flight.
The system will be integrated onboard the MB339CD aircraft. Its modern fully digital avionics based on a MIL 1553 bus and complete design responsibility of AerMacchi make it a perfect platform for this program. In addition, being a two seater, it will allow demonstration flights to pilots without the need for conversion to type.
The paper will briefly present the contents and goals of the research program, the contributions of the participating industries, the system design, which is now complete, the integration, and the plans for ground testing and qualification in view of the test and demonstration flights which are planned for the first half of year 2003. Such demonstration flights will involve pilots from each of the five nations funding the project.