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Virtual Reality Training Simulator for Long Time Flight

  • Pascal Hue
  • Bruno Delannoy
  • Jean-Christophe Berland
Part of the Defense Research Series book series (DRSS, volume 6)

Abstract

This paper describes the project of realizing a virtual reality training simulator for long-time flights using a special force parachute.

The purpose of this simulator training is to be used by Airborne Division School to teach how to pilot and navigate with a parachute as well as to prepare new missions. The freefall phase and the opening sequence are not simulated because of their particularities in terms of environment and physical constraints. To reach this purpose, the environmental and training conditions have to be managed: night or day, wind, weight of the paratrooper and his equipment, instrument flight conditions, visual flight, use of night vision goggles. Some particular interfaces must be built to put the paratrooper in an immersive and particulary realistic situation.

Keywords

Virtual Reality Virtual World Landing Zone Polar Profile Vertical Speed 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascal Hue
    • 1
  • Bruno Delannoy
    • 2
  • Jean-Christophe Berland
    • 2
  1. 1.DGA/DSTIEtablissement Technique d’AngersFrance
  2. 2.DGA/DSTICentre Aéroporté de ToulouseFrance

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