DESDEMONA

The Revolution in Simulation

Needs

The airline industry is undergoing substantial change. UPRT is a major part of pilot training, which requires realistic and innovative training tools.

The pilot training industry is undergoing substantial changes and therefore is requesting new technologies.

  • Safety remains the highest priority
  • Training is getting more cost-driven
  • Airline industry is growing at about 5% per annum
  • New training devices and curriculum are necessary to solve the changing training demand
  • Focus of training is shifting towards gaining more manual flying skills and being prepared for the unexpected (LOC-I, UPRT, …)

Needs

Solution

Training beyond expectations

The one-of-its-kind DESDEMONA is a combination of a human centrifuge with an unlimited 6 Degrees of Freedom (6DOF) flight simulator. The potential training spectrum of this device starts at regular airline pilot training for extreme situations, but also allows highly beneficial military pilot training. It may also serve as an astronauts training platform, as an engineering simulator platform, as a research tool or even as an entertainment/education simulator.

  • DESDEMONA is the ultimate simulator
  • Sustained g-loading up to 3G
  • Unlimited attitude control of cabin
  • Modular design
  • Interchangeable cockpits
  • All required power and media supply in cabin
  • Highly adaptable to specific customer needs
  • Multiple training and demonstration applications
  • Audio-visual and medical subject monitoring
  • Intercommunication system
  • Easy integration of customer flight simulation solutions
  • Ideal UPRT and manual flying simulator

Solution

Benefits

DESDEMONA pushes the limits of motion simulation to the next level not seen anywhere else in the world.

DESDEMONA rounds out your simulator fleet and allows in-house training of all required training tasks – also those specifically mandating FFS.

  • Improvement of upset recovery simulation including sustained G-forces by implementation of an extended flight model for symmetrical and asymmetrical stall scenarios with wing drop and reproduction of sustained G-load
  • Evaluation was made by BOEING test pilots: “Aerodynamic model is very representative for real aircraft, new centrifuge cueing provides excellent key motion cues, especially loading and unloading, experience of sustained G-load has high training value and achieves perfect balance and a positive attitude for flight safety”
  • DESDEMONA is a motion simulator, disorientation trainer and advanced research lab, all in one. Simulation of complex situations that may occur during flight or any other motion simulation is almost limitless.
  • The main benefit of the DESEDEMONA is the ever-increasing need to familiarise the modern pilot, with the sometimes-drastic effects of spatial disorientation phenomena and illusions frequently experienced in today’s highly sophisticated flight operations.
  • It is a high fidelity motion platform with sustained G-load capability and unlimited attitude controllability
  • Easy adaptability for individual customer needs, due to the modular design philosophy in H/W and S/W with full data transmission, recording and debriefing capabilities.
  • Rapid scientific-based training development for individual customer needs with networking capabilities to other simulation environment and cockpit exchangeability
  • Efficient and superior device for the demonstration of disorientation phenomena and illusions and for pilot candidate screening
  • Provides a wide range of flight procedures such as unusual attitude recovery, spins and stall manoeuvres, super-agile manoeuvres, aircraft carrier operations, ground-based vehicle training and for motion sickness desensitisation.

Benefits

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Upset Prevention and Recovery Training on DESDEMONA

Features

A symphony of well-proven technologies

Gondola System

Gondola System

The gondola system consists of a roll system, the pitch system and the inner yaw system with the cabin. The roll system, the pitch and the inner yaw system have maintenance free torque motors and can rotate continuously. To ensure the unlimited rotation each system is equipped with slip rings and rotary joints.
Cabin

Cabin

The cabin contains of a functional aircraft cockpit mock-up including visual hardware, flight controls and instrumentation, an adjustable pilot seat, as well as audio/video/intercom equipment, sound system and computer hardware.
Visual System

Visual System

The visual system (OTW) is a five-projector solution and represents a Field of View of minimum 180° by 45°.
Image Generation for OTW

Image Generation for OTW

The Out of the Window (OTW) view, technically spoken the image generator (IG), is a brand new development allowing the highest level of details and effects. The realism of the IG gives the pilot the impression, like flying in the real aircraft rather than in a simulator. Even effects like clouds, reflections on water and snowfall and rain are extremely realistic.
Optimal Motion Cueing (OMC)

Optimal Motion Cueing (OMC)

State-of-the-art Simulators use onset-cueing with washout technology – a technology from the early 80’s. AMST developed OMC over the past four years and this cueing algorithm allows to produce the most realistic motion experience within the limitation of the specific motion system.
Aircraft Types

Aircraft Types

There is no limitation regarding the aircraft type simulated by DESDEMONA. For class-representative upset prevention and recovery training, a type-representative flight model with the characteristics of a type of aircraft such as Boeing B737 and Airbus A320 is used.
Control Room Facilities

Control Room Facilities

Engineering/operator station with sophisticated, easy-to-use Graphic User Interface (GUI) and hardware features for operation and control, monitoring and technical diagnostics. The profile editor for pre-programmed training profiles and envelope settings in closed-loop mode, safety and emergency stop functions, video and intercom systems.
Sound System and Intercommunication

Sound System and Intercommunication

A very sophisticated sound system provides the pilot the proper audible cues like in real aircraft. Intercommunication between the pilots and the instructor or observer is available as in real aircraft.
Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)

Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)

The focus of any UPRT is on prevention and to improve situational awareness of pilots. UPRT is required during CPL, MPL as well as for recurrent training. This simulator fulfils claims of regulators for UPRT to perform training within a class-specific FSTD, which allows realistic out-of-the-certified-envelope a/c-behaviour.
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Options

Elevate your training beyond current expectations

Interface DESDEMONA with Your Devices
Interface DESDEMONA with Your Devices
AMST may provide a dedicated interface protocol allowing proper interfacing to other training devices.