ST Engineering Antycip (formerly Antycip Simulation) has been commissioned to upgrade the projection system for two Tiger attack helicopter simulators located at a Military technical centre in Europe. The project, which has been two years in the making, concluded with a few final tweaks of the system in June of this year.

“The system is based around a test room that is used to control the simulation and monitor the tests being undertaken, and two cockpits (one for the pilot and one for the shooter) that control the simulated aeronautical systems, which are installed in two projection spheres,” explained ST Engineering Antycip’s key account manager Quentin Blancheri. “The spheres aren’t for training but rather for studies and tests where human behaviour and decision making can be assessed in various environments or situations. The military call this simulation model ‘human-in-the-loop’.”

STE Antycip’s team designed and deployed the projection supports to install four Barco FL40 4K true solid-state projectors (with the aim of achieving a 210° field of view), as well as five new monitor screens for the ‘re-copy room’ where data is gathered and processed.

Since the installation, the customer has been trained in the use of its newly upgraded simulator and Antycip-designed simple launch and piloting phases via several buttons placed directly on the pilot or shooter's cockpit. These allow the launch of the searchlights, self-calibration, optical blending in night mode and, of course, the classic or emergency shutdown of the simulator.