Kiowa simulator operates with RGB Spectrum device

Engineers at EER Systems in Orlando, Fla., needed a display controller for the Crew Station Mission Equipment Trainer (CSMET) for the U.S. Army`s OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout and light-attack helicopter.

Jul 1st, 1999

Engineers at EER Systems in Orlando, Fla., needed a display controller for the Crew Station Mission Equipment Trainer (CSMET) for the U.S. Army`s OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout and light-attack helicopter.

The SuperView 500 devices from RGB Spectrum in Alameda, Calif., met their needs.

The simulator enables Army pilots to train on all of the Kiowa Warrior`s systems and equipment. The simulator recreates the primary multi-function displays (MFDs), which provide situation information, communications control, and the Mast Mounted Sight video, which delivers live video to the pilots from a television camera and a forward looking infrared (FLIR) thermal imaging sensor.

The SuperView 500 brings all the elements together and injects the video into the graphics and alpha numerics displayed on the MFDs.

"We`ve been very pleased with the capability, flexibility, and supportability of the RGB spectrum equipment," says Dave Sjuggerud, program manager for the CSMET project at EER Systems. "The SuperView handles the different video formats easily and allows us to recreate the MFDs to a high degree of accuracy. The keying function allows us to overlay targeting information and other flight data over the FLIR and TV video."

The SuperView controller displays as many as 10 real-time video windows on a high-resolution monitor. In the CSMET trainer, the SuperView is used to combine the instrumentation panel controls generated by a workstation computer with either the simulated FLIR or video, which is scaled and positioned to fit within the instrumentation display. — J.M.

For more information on the SuperView 500 or RGB Spectrum contact Kathy Kahn by phone at 510-814-7000, by fax at 510-814-7026, by mail at 950 Marina Village Parkway, Alameda, Calif. 94501, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.rgb.com.

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