- Vertigo training. Proctor, Paul // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/20/1999, Vol. 151 Issue 12, p19
Focuses on the development of a spatial disorientation trainer using a short-arm centrifuge developed by researchers at Environmental Tectonics Corp. Spatial disorientation scenarios which can be experienced by air pilots using the trainer; Comparison with in-aircraft `hood' training.
- A Mechanical Tortoise. Baker, Christopher W. // New World of Simulators: Training with Technology;2001, p17
The article describes a device that looks like a small tortoise, which was developed to increase training levels on simulators. The device was used in Blue Box flight training to leave a line of ink on the map showing where the pilot was flying. It allowed the instructor to manually send...
- Systems Manager. Abend, Les // Flying;Jun2010, Vol. 137 Issue 6, p88
In this article the author discusses his experience of transitioning from flying a 767 to a 777 aircraft.
- New device simulates disorientation. Lavitt, Michael O. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/20/1995, Vol. 142 Issue 21, p94
Reports on dynamic flight simulators manufacturer Environmental Tectonics Corp.'s development of a low-cost, portable flight training device for familiarizing pilots with spatial disorientation. Royal Australian Air Force's plan to use the Gyro 1 device in January 1996 for training ab initio...
- Getting Upset. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;12/4/2006, Vol. 165 Issue 22, p134
The article focuses on the centrifuge-based flight simulation program that will be launched by Environmental Tectonics Corp. in February 2007. The initiative is designed to teach commercial pilots inflight upset recovery procedures. Students will be taught about the dangers of spatial...
- Tackling The Modeling Accuracy And Availability Crisis Head On. Tzori, Yiftach // Electronic Design;08/07/2000, Vol. 48 Issue 16, p58
Argues that the greatest roadblock for electronic system simulation is the accuracy and availability of simulation models. Types of models used by design engineers to do system simulation; Register-transfer level (RTL) or full-functional model; Bus functional model; Software engineers' use of...
- Myth is more potent than history. Mauer, John; Keller, Lou // IIE Solutions;Jan98, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p29
States that essential myths in most active models are the imaginary excursions that can be generated only from the underlying processes not from historical data. Why engineer, analyst and manager should know the argument against using the mean; Reason why simulation models are built without the...
- New demands and technology favour CBT solutions. Wilson, J.R. // Interavia Business & Technology;Apr99, Vol. 54 Issue 630, p17
Reports on a trend towards computer-based training (CBT) solutions for pilots at a much lower cost. Selective event training; Aviation training and safety; Greater use of simulation spurred by the increasing sophistication of flight training devices.
- Developing Guidelines for Numerical Welding Simulation. SCHWENK, CHRISTOPHER // Welding Journal;Apr2011, Vol. 90 Issue 4, p49
The article presents information related to welding simulation. It has been stated that the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) initiated diverse preliminary work to standardize numerical welding simulation to improve its application for calculating welding-specific phenomena and...