What is the Goal?
"Success is defined as reaching
So, what are our objectives?
1. Visual Fidelity
"Visual fidelity" is just another way of saying "Looks like the real thing"! To get an idea of what the
'Real Thing' looks like, we have put several pages of photos together to demonstrate what
everything looks like.
Flight Deck Overview Overhead Panels Glare Shield Main Panel Power Quadrant Aisle Stand
To understand what the full cockpit looks
like...take a look a this 360
degree view of the 777 cockpit.
(requires Quicktime Player)
2. Aural Fidelity
"Aural Fidelity" means the simulator "Sounds like the real thing"! Hard to describe, but let me say
that the objective is to immerse the pilot in the everyday real sounds of a operating 777.
Here are some:
'Wind' in the cockpit of a cruising 777 Sound in the cabin of a 777 400hz electrical supply Engine turbine sound Air traffic control
3. Operating Fidelity
Very simply - works like the real thing! Every button, switch and light will command the simulator
to do what is done in a real 777. The ability to replicate the responses will rely heavily on software
programming, and the interface will rely heavily on creative construction and design.
Well, there it is. In addition we want to 'feel' like you are in a 777 and so we will put the whole flight deck on a 'limited motion' platform. Limited motion means 20 degrees of pitch and roll. Using a pneumatic or electric actuator system, we intend to give the motion 'cues' that make you 'feel' like you are descending, turning and taking off. Obviously, we won't get 'Full' motion...but this is not the objective.
Now, the great thing about setting objectives, besides being flexible :-) is that you can be aggressive...so that if you just hit 90% of the objective, the results will still be stunning!