SYNTHETIC AND VIRTUA TRAINING SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE THE CARBON FOOTPRINT
CAE’s SimÉco 4.0 project is developing the next generation of technologies for fixed-base simulation platforms. The goal is to replace hours of in-flight training with time on simulation platforms. Increased use of synthetic training environments will have a number of benefits, such as improving training efficiency, increasing safety, reducing aircraft usage/wear, and substantially reducing the carbon footprint. The project is also meant to create a new business model that will optimize costs and cycle times for development and training.
Project SimÉco 4.0 has two main elements:
Transforming specialized simulation platforms by integrating the next generation of technologies and training methodologies, such as closed-loop training and training analysis
Developing technological solutions and proofs of concept that will allow the large amounts of data generated during training to be collected
A MODULAR APPROACH
Following the innovation roadmap, the goal is to develop concepts for the next generation of simulation platforms. The platform is based on a modular approach for software and hardware, with levels of fidelity adapted to the various aircraft training requirements. Technological concepts will be developed for various specialized modules—the pilot station, instructor station, and other subsystems.