ALAMEDA, Calif., 7 Aug. 2007. Lockheed Martin Corp. in Bethesda, Md., is choosing DGy digital recording and streaming technology from RGB Spectrum in Alameda, Calif., for F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) mission simulators.
DGy units will be in the F-35 mission simulator's pilot pods, recording everything the pilots observe during maneuvers, including avionics, out-the-window imagery, target acquisition, navigation, and weapons control.
Additional DGy units will be in the instructor's operator station (IOS) and the after action review (AAR) facility. Mission simulations will be simultaneously recorded while streamed to DGy units throughout the simulator and to the RGB Spectrum Multicast Video Server.
Following the mission simulation, DGy codecs in the AAR room will help replay scenarios to provide a post-flight assessment of pilot performances.
The F-35 is a supersonic, multi-role, fifth generation stealth jet fighter designed to replace existing aircraft such as the AV-8B Harriers, A-10s, F-16s, F/A-18 Hornets, and United Kingdom Harrier GR.7s and Sea Harriers. Beginning in 2008, pilot-in-the-loop, multi-aircraft simulations will be conducted as the actual F-35 aircraft production and deployment stages commence.
Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support (STS) division in Orlando, Fla., is developing the training program for the F-35. STS is the preeminent supplier of training solutions across a variety of segments and is a leading provider of modeling, simulation and mission rehearsal tools.
For more information contact RGB Spectrum online at www.rgb.com.