RNAS upgrades helicopter training equipment
The Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) has upgraded its full flight simulation system with the new Christie Matrix StIM WUXGA DLP LED projectors, bringing a range of new and enhanced training capabilities to the facilities where the RN Sea King helicopters are based. Christie made the announcement in a company statement 21 November 2011.
According to the company, the upgrade significantly advances the capabilities of the RNAS training and simulation facilities, allowing them to support normal visual operation as well as stimulation of aircrew Night Vision Goggles (NVG) simultaneously. For the Commando Helicopter Force and Airborne Surveillance and Control crews, who are tasked with supporting operations in Afghanistan, it fills a critical gap in the NVG training and offers them realistic imagery from the pilot’s cockpit.
The company said that in total, three dual-input Christie Matrix StIM single-chip LED projectors were installed, driven by upgraded versions of the ThalesView family of powerful Image Generators (IG). Christie’s InfraRGB, which combines RGB and IR LEDs illumination, and Christie InfraScene contribute to the projectors’ ability to process and display infrared content. With Christie’s IR-compatible MotoBlend, designed to maximize life-like images of both day and night, and Christie Twist processing, all of the projected images blend seamlessly to provide the ultimate, life-like 200 degree FOV from the simulator cockpit.
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