DARPA Flight Simulator

DARPA Flight Simulator

Phase 1, SBIR

 

DARPA-Simulator-01-350p

      In 1987, HinesLab won a Phase-1 SBIR project from DARPA to develop a networked filght simulator that pilots in various locatons could fly together and against each other to practice their flying skills.  This physical simulator model represents Phase-2 level work done on a Phase-1 budget.  


 

DARPA-Simulator-02-825pThis optical approach was made possible by the newly available single-lens video projector.  

Other video projectors at that time were 3-lens CRT projectors (Barco, etc.).


 

DARPA-Simulator-03-grid-300p
The grid used to map the 360° spherical image onto the interior surface of the dome.

 

     This is a description of past technology developed at HinesLab to suggest the type of work future clients might expect.  This is one of several flight simulators designed by Steve Hines, not a product being offered for sale to end users.  Flight-simulator manufacturers and other clients are invited to contact Steve Hines to discuss consulting at:

 

HinesLab, Inc.

Glendale, California, USA

phone: 818-507-5812

email: Steve@HinesLab.com