Boeing unveils new display for flight simulation

ORLANDO, Fla., 2 Dec. 2009 Boeing released a new simulation display for flight training called the Constant Resolution Visual System (CRVS) today at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Fla.

Dec 3rd, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla., 2 Dec. 2009 Boeing released a new simulation display for flight training called the Constant Resolution Visual System (CRVS) today at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Fla.

The CRVS creates an immersive environment by providing a high-resolution out-the-window view for training systems and for general visualization applications. The CRVS's high definition projector format is compatible with a variety of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) projectors and a wide array of image generators.

What makes it unique is that "it has constant resolution and looks the same on the edges and in the middle," said Mark McGraw, vice president, Boeing Training Systems and Support in St. Louis during a press conference earlier today. It uses high definition projectors more efficiently – cutting down on the number needed and therefore on the price of the system, he added.

The CRVS is also scaleable in terms of resolution, said Bruce Fasterling, director of business development at Boeing Training Systems and Services during the press conference. If an end-user has a limited budget and needs lower cost projectors, the system's resolution can be scaled down, he added.

Boeing engineers have been developing the CRVS as a company-funded project for several years. Applications include fast-jet, rotorcraft, and ground-based training, and visualizations for presentations, virtual prototyping, and analysis. The first CRVS will be production-ready in early 2010.

The system has not been presented to any potential users yet, McGraw says.

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