14th November 2014
Stirling Dynamics will be attending I/ITSEC 2014 between Dec.1-4 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Held annually, I/ITSEC (the International Interservice Training Simulation Education Conference) is the biggest training and simulation event in the global calendar.
2014 marks Stirling’s 15th year exhibiting at the show and this year we will be showing some of our most popular active control training products at booth #621. In addition to exhibiting at our own booth, Stirling is also embarking on an exciting collaboration with SGB Enterprises, the leading experts in cockpit components and integrated trainers. This exciting collaboration will combine cutting edge technologies from both companies to culminate in the UH-60M Cockpit Avionics Procedural Tool with visual and flight control systems (CAPTE-VCS).
Stirling’s contribution to this simulator will be in the form of two active cyclic inceptors, two active collective inceptors, an ICM and customised GUI linking the sticks. The electronically linked inceptors will provide Users with tactile cueing features such as back drive, gates ramps and friction, through force feedback technology. These tactile cues are important to pilot training as they facilitate the realistic simulation of many different real-world flight control characteristics.
SGB will be providing its proven Cockpit Academics Procedural Tool- Enhanced (CAPTE) with the addition of the visual out the window (OTW) and flight controls (CAPTE-VCS). The CAPTE-VCS is a cost effective tactical emulation of the UH-60M helicopter cockpit. The CAPT-E’s immersive cockpit is highly effective and accurate for start up, shutdown and both on-ground and in-air emergency procedures. The CAPTE-VCS is designed to support numerous page and pilot vehicle interface tasks during qualification, refresher and sustainment training. The CAPT-EVCS utilizes single code based US government owned software that is scalable and customizable to meet your UH-60M or CH-47F training requirements.
The overall collaboration will result in a highly realistic dual rotary helicopter cockpit enhanced by active control technology and a state-of-the-art high fidelity cockpit. Over the course of the event, I/ITSEC attendees will be able to immerse themselves in this one-off simulator experience. The idea behind the collaboration stemmed from our customers looking to expand the functionality of the current and proven CAPT-E device and to extend the training to include in air-tasks. Adding seats, controls and the OTW was a natural progression for such an effective training tool.
“We saw an opportunity to do something special at this year’s I/ITSEC”, commented SGB’s President Joe Padula “SGB Enterprises and Stirling technologies simply align. We believe the resulting technology is primed for current industry needs.”
The CAPTE-VCS will be hosted at the SGB Enterprises I/ITSEC stand #2735