Presented at the NTSA – Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC)
November 2012


Given the reductions in Department of Defense budgets it is imperative that every dollar spent on training warfighters be used in a cost efficient manner. One approach for cost effective training is distributed training exercises that include live, virtual, and constructive participants, but injecting the training functionality into live aircraft platforms is challenging. Many of the current architectures and approaches for presenting the information to a pilot require modifications to the Operational Flight Program (OFP) software. This is an expensive approach that can be challenging and time consuming to certify for flight safety. Ongoing research and development in embedding distributed training functionality within flight hardware has led to a new architecture that is presented in this paper. This research system demonstrates a partitioned architecture for embedded training that interfaces with the OFP through a single, standards based hook, allowing training functionality to be injected into flight displays in a manner with a credible path to certification….Read more

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