KC-135R ANG Boom Operator Simulators to use 119 MetaVR Visual Licenses

MetaVR, Inc. announces it recently delivered Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) real-time licenses for the initial production of the KC-135R Air National Guard Boom Operator Simulator System (BOSS) to FAAC Inc., part of Arotech Corporation's Training and Simulation Division. The total BOSS production run will consist of 17 simulators, each with 7 MetaVR software licenses, for a total of 119 licenses over the two-year production period of the aerial refueling simulator.

This fully immersive Distributed Mission Operations(DMO)-capable boom operator trainer is fitted within a high-fidelity KC-135R aircraft replica. The training system consists of a boom operator’s pod, associated operating systems, 4-channel image generation and projection systems, instructor operator station, physics-based tanker and receiver models, threat environment generation station and ARCNet Gateway. Fully qualified boom operators at 17 Air National Guard (ANG) KC-135R flying units will use the production BOSS for continuation training, mission qualification, up-grade training, currency training, and mission-rehearsal DMO training through the ANG Distributed Training Operations Center (DTOC).

As part of the delivery, MetaVR provided 4-meter Metadesic terrain tiles of North America 3D terrain enhanced with cultural lighting in the area of the aerial refueling track 400 North South. This area of interest extends from the Texas panhandle to eastern Colorado, and the terrain features over 340,000 cultural lights points that are geospecific to actual road networks.

Source: MetaVR, Inc.
Date: Dec 14, 2012