Military Flight Simulators - Image Generators

Our ability to integrate COTS rack equipment and high-end server processing power into a fully tested solution added value to the programme by enabling our customer to outsource the complete build.

Lee Town, BDM

The solution is for a leading defence training and simulation provider, as part of a larger simulation programme and provides the processing power to drive the synthetic environment when linked together for flight simulation in the military.

The Challenges:

  • A commercial off the shelf (COTS) 19” Rack Enclosure to house multiple high-performance image generation computers
  • The complete outsource of the integration of the rack for mass production
  • Compliance and safety testing to meet local regulatory requirements
  • Final engineering drawings and documentation pack, and rack serviceability
  • High-end computer processing with appropriate thermal management to ensure stability

The Solution

  • COTS design methodology used to reduce the cost of change when adding new equipment
  • Managed rack air-flow to support high-end server operating requirements
  • 2D & 3D CAD drawing packs of rack solution
  • Specified cable management techniques for serviceability
  • Documentation pack and compliance testing
  • Scalability production to meet customer production volumes

The Outcome

  • A complete, and fully integrated image generation platform for a flight simulator
  • High-performance systems that meet the customer’s software requirements for today and the future
  • Ease of future servicing and maintenance with a complete drawing pack available, and availability of COTS spares
  • Fully integrated and compliant turn-key delivery of production volumes to meet deployment requirements

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