CAE and Rockwell Collins entered a collaborative agreement to develop integrated Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) training solutions.
CAE (Booth #1734) and Rockwell Collins (Booth #2201) will conduct several demonstrations of an integrated mission training exercise using fully connected, LVC training elements this week during I/ITSEC 2017 in Orlando, Florida. A live-flying LVC-enabled L-29 aircraft, operated by the University of Iowa's Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL), will be networked with a variety of virtual simulators and constructive forces to demonstrate an integrated, joint, multi-dimensional mission training environment.
The live, real-time LVC training exercises will take place at I/ITSEC at the following times:
- Tues., Nov. 28 - 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. and 2 to 2:45 p.m.
- Wed., Nov. 29 - 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. and 2 to 2:45 p.m.
"Integrated live, virtual, constructive training is becoming more critical as defense forces look to cost-effectively maintain readiness and prepare for operational missions," said Gene Colabatistto, group president, Defense & Security for CAE. "As a training systems integrator, we are focused on supporting our customers' training and readiness requirements and recognize that cooperation and collaboration will be necessary to deliver integrated LVC training capabilities."
As a provider of aerospace avionics solutions for live assets and integrated virtual training systems and products, Rockwell will “be able to provide solutions to make LVC-enabled training more routine without boundaries, ultimately resulting in our military customers achieving optimal mission readiness," according to Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager of Simulation & Training Solutions at Rockwell Collins.
The demonstration at I/ITSEC will showcase how synthetic environments built on different database standards can be correlated and interoperate as part of an integrated LVC training exercise. This includes the use of synthetic data onto the Rockwell Collins L-29 pilots' integrated Helmet Mounted Display (HMD). CAE and Rockwell Collins will also utilize the Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) and High-Level Architecture (HLA) industry standard networking protocols to link LVC assets.