In today’s aircrew training devices, the out-the-window view and especially the image generator become more and more important as a unique selling proposition.
Flight training device manufacturers face different challenges when choosing an image generator solution for their devices.
VISIM is an out-of-the-box Image Generator solution for flight training device manufacturers.
VISIM meets all requirements for the visual systems of level D (Type VII) flight simulators, according to the EASA CS-FSTD (A), (H), ICAO 9625 v.1, v.2, FAA‑14 CFR Part 60. It can be used for training of helicopter and airplane pilots in highly realistic environments.
The sophisticated Physically Based Rendering (PBR) ensures physically correct shading, light scattering and reflection of light on all objects in the scenery.
The system comes with a large library of special effects that are essential for fixed and rotary wing training devices.
VISIM supports the latest computer graphics technology based on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. The hardware independence ensures high reliability and availability of the system. This makes VISIM the top choice for the implementation of the out-the-window environments for flight simulation training devices.
VISIM offers a worldwide database with integrated highly detailed airports as well as automatically placed generic airports. The highly detailed airports are modelled according to AIP and ICAO standards.
Depending on the distance to the simulated airport, the surrounding landscape is rendered with various levels of detail, corresponding to the certification requirements of international standards. Buildings and structures, power lines, roads, vegetation as well as lakes and rivers are part of such high level areas.
VISIM renders the scenery in a highly realistic way. The shading of the scenery and the atmospheric model are based on the physics of light, resulting in physically correct shading, light scattering and reflection of light on all objects in the scenery.
VISIM does not distinguish between artificial or natural and fixed or moving light sources. All light sources are treated the same way. The system supports the rendering of thousands of light sources at the same time at high framerates.
VISIM can change the physically based rendering parameters depending on the usage scenario. This allows for a completely different shading of the scenery as configured by the customer.
In combination with IR capable projectors, the night vision mode enables our customers to enhance their training device portfolio with sensor vision capability.