PARIS - Cobham introduces Virtual Refuelling (VR), a new
simulation solution which can uniquely demonstrate accurate
real-time hose and drogue behaviour in a synthetic Air-to-Air
Refuelling (AAR) environment.
This VR capability is being demonstrated at the Paris Air show
using a desk top virtual reality simulator. Users are able to
assume the role of a fighter pilot within a computer generated
aerial refuelling and exscenario perience how the extended hose and
drogue would realistically respond upon contact in-flight.
Virtual Refuelling uses high fidelity hose and drogue
performance models which capture the interactions of all the
components within Cobham's wing pod and centreline systems.
These models play a significant role in the design of new AAR
systems from concept to certification. Any number of different
inflight scenarios or systems configurations can be tested to
accurately predict how a system will respond. This allows
Cobham to validate and verify new AAR systems before they are built
and flight tested. This delivers the key benefit of reducing
technology and commercial risk.
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respected for providing solutions to the most challenging problems,
from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We employ more than
11,500 people on five continents, and have customers and partners
in over 100 countries, with market leading positions in: wireless,
audio, video and data communications, including satellite
communications; defence electronics; air-to-air refuelling;
aviation services; life support and mission equipment.
Cobham Mission Systems
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