WXRS • Windshear detection signals and alerts Stand-alone, realistic color weather radar simula- • Path Attenuation Compensation (PAC) Alerts. tion with forward looking windshear detection for aircrew training is provided at low cost and low risk Interfaces with the Camber WXRS. • Host computer interfaces include DR 11-W, Using only commercially available off-the-shelf hard- HSD, Ethernet, and Reflective Memory. ware, the Camber system operates on VMEbus or PCIbus multiprocessor architecture to perform its • Flight simulation host computers supported by own weather and simulation processing, thus add- these interfaces include Alliant, Concurrent/ ing no burden to the flight simulation host computer. Masscomp, Data General, DEC, Encore/Gould, Harris, IBM PC/AT, Modcomp, Multibus I and Equally ideal for upgrading existing flight simula- Realtime weather cell growth and decay can II, Sun, Versabus, SGI, and VMEbus based tors or for customizing new simulators, the WXRS be created, modified and controlled via the hosts. is inexpensive to purchase and maintain. weather editor. • Custom and nonstandard host interfaces are movement based on wind directions and velocities available from Camber for the WXRS. defined by the host computer. A comprehensive weather database editor allows the creation and modification of weather patterns, formations, and scenarios. Additional Features • True antenna azimuth, elevation pointing Inputs from Flight Simulator Host angles, and antenna stabilization limits are simulated by the WXRS. Computer • Aircraft position, altitude and inertial reference • Aircrew display functional controls include on- system data off, transceiver select, tilt, range, gain, ground Windshear warnings are displayed upon detection. clutter suppression, stabilization, and mode • Weather radar control panel settings select. Weather simulation outputs to the host computer allow generation of a full range of cues and correla- • Instructor inputs, including windshears and • Standard configuration supports two display tion of the weather radar display with the simulator’s microbursts channels, with optional drive available for a third visual system. • Cloud base and top altitudes. display. Simulation of dual redundant R/T is available in all configurations. The WXRS interfaces directly with the display de- vices for realistic aircrew control of radar functions Outputs to Flight Simulator Host • Optional direct interface with weather radar con- and displays. The system adheres to the ARINC- Computer trols is available, bypassing host computer 453 protocol. interface. • Turbulence and precipitation values for motion and sound cues Realistic growth and decay of weather patterns is • Off-the-shelf system allows rapid delivery within simulated by the WXRS processor unit, with weather • Cloud locations for visual system correlation 30-90 days.
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