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					      SAIC V22 Simulation Support
        Manned Flight Simulator

                              By
                       Roger A. Burton
                  Head, Air Vehicle Branch
              Simulation and Research Division
        Science Applications International Corporation
                 Lexington Park, MD 20650
                        301-866-6715
                 Roger.A.Burton@SAIC.Com




                   MEETING No. 96
AEROSPACE CONTROL AND GUIDANCE SYSTEMS COMMITTEE
                 Harbour Town Resorts                    1
              Hilton Head, South Carolina
                    Oct 18-21, 2005
                       Introduction
• V-22 engineering simulation is located in the
  Manned Flight Simulator (MFS) Building at
  Patuxent River, MD
• MFS is a unique testing and simulation facility
   –   High fidelity cockpits
   –   8 Simulation test stations
   –   Aircraft flight hardware
   –   High fidelity models
• MFS supports the Navy flight test community



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       High Fidelity Cockpits
–   V22
–   F/A-18 A-F
–   H-60 R/S
–   F-14
–   JSF
–   T-45
–   S-3
–   C-2
–   H-53
–   CH-47



                     V22 Cockpit

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       MFS Capabilities
                 – 8 Simulation Test
                   Stations
                    •   3 M2DART Projection Systems
                    •   3 Wide Angle Projection Systems
                    •   6 DOF Motion Platform
                    •   6 pC-NOVA Image Generators

                 – Aircraft Hardware-In-
                   The-Loop
                    •   Flight Control Computers
                    •   Mission Computers
F-18 Cockpit        •   FADEC
                    •   Multi-Functional Displays




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                   V22 Simulation
• Simulation is used to support V-22 Integrated Test Team
   –   Engineering development and analysis
   –   Pilot proficiency training and emergency procedures
   –   Pilot technique development
   –   Pilot and test team flight rehearsal
• Have supported numerous flight test plans and engineering
  evaluations
   –   Departure resistance testing
   –   Flight control and JASS shakedown testing
   –   Aerial refueling and formation flight
   –   Aircraft mishap investigations
   –   Shipboard operations
   –   Envelop expansion

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 V-22 Flight Control
Computer Test Station

- Shipset of 3 Flight Qualified FCCs
- Open and Closed-loop Functionality
     - Enhanced Fidelity for Closed-
       Loop Piloted Simulation
     - Extensive Software Testing in
       Open-Loop




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                          V22 Avionics
• Flight Hardware                         • Models
  – 4 Multi-Function Displays (MFDs)        –   ABIU
  – Engine Indication and Crew Alerting     –   ARC-210 (radio model)
    System (EICAS)                          –   Blade Fold Control Unit (BFCU)
  – Digital Map                             –   Communications Switching Unit (CSU)
                                            –   Drive Shaft Interface Unit
  – Advanced Mission Computer
                                            –   FLIR
  – Flight Director Panel
                                            –   Fuel Management Units (FMUs)
                                            –   Identification Friend or Foe (IFF)
                                            –   Light Weight INS (LWINS)
                                            –   Miniature Airborne GPS Receiver (MAGR)
                                            –   Nacelle Interface Units (NIUs)
                                            –   VSLED
                                            –   Wing Interface Unit (WIU)
                                            –   ALE-47
                                            –   APR-39                             7
             Flight Test Rehearsal
 • Scenario: Pilots flying in simulator while test
   team is located in telemetry room across base
 • Prepare the pilots for maneuvers and aircraft
   response
 • Prepare the test team for data analysis, knock-
   it-off calls and voice communications
V-22 Simulation                       RTPS:
MFS                                   TM Room

                   PCM Link
                   Pseudo Telemetry



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GTR Correlation Tool
                     Real-time



    Telemetry                        Maneuver to
                                     Maneuver
    RTPS           CaptureRTPS       Matlab:
 Data Stream                         Data Corrections



                       Correlation        CASTLE:
       Continue        Tool               CEP
       Build-up?
                                            Boeing
                                           AIM/KICM
                                            Analysis
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    GTR Correlation Tool
Continue      Correlation
Build-up?     Tool


• Correlated
  Data/Flight Test
  Data/Analysis Data
   – Comparison plots
      • Departure
        Indications




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                Summary
•   DRT Testing to expand flight envelope
•   MFS Support
    – Correlation Tool for real time processing
       • Predict Departures & Mitigate Risk
    – Flight Test Rehearsal
       • TM Crew Preparation
       • Pilot Practice Maneuvers




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