Brunner Shows NOVASIM MR AH-64 Simulator

The Varjo XR-3 headset. (Varjo)
The Varjo XR-3 headset. (Varjo)

The Swiss manufacturer of drives and motions products, Brunner Elektronik was promoting its simulation training systems at the recently held IT²EC event.

Its Modular Simulation Platform (MSP) offers a highly efficient and modular simulator hardware integration platform. The MSP provides maximum modularity and is reconfigurable for aircraft, helicopter, boat, armoured vehicle or truck simulator applications.

The MSP allows easy integration with Brunner’s 6 DoF Motion System, supports the fast configuration with various cockpit structure and seats, and acts as the ideal enabler for quick and easy integration of all Brunner Drop-In Control Loading components.

The company also displayed its NOVASIM MR AH-64 simulator using the Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition and with integrated FlightSafety’s MR technology to recreate real cockpit elements within a 360-degree virtual outside view to provide an immersive helicopter and mission training simulator.

Brunner’s high fidelity AH-64 visuals. (Brunner)
Brunner’s high fidelity AH-64 visuals. (Brunner)

The Finnish company’s Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition mixed reality headset offers superior visual quality for advanced XR training use. The system combines 6 DoF Motion System for the most realistic movement. The addition of a range of high quality control loading systems including the collective, cyclic and rudder pedals provides the highest level of immersion possible.

The Mixed Reality capability allows the pilot to interact with actual real cockpit elements and allows physical interaction with kneeboards or other tools, with his own hands.

Andreas Hartmann, Brunner’s sales manager in Germany and the Netherlands said that the fidelity of the motion simulator can be readily adapted to customer requirements. The NOVASIM system takes one hour to set up and can replicate the fidelity of a full mission simulator (FMS).

Apart from showing its application for helicopter training Brunner is currently working on an F-35 motion simulator that will be ready later this year.

by David Oliver