Tara also sees a convergence with the rising importance of visual simulations in pilot training. “With the rising cost of fuel, aging aircraft, along with a pilot shortage, simulation is posed to replace missions that would normally be trained in an actual aircraft. These simulations will train future pilots from full flight simulators to home desks or dorm rooms,” saya Tara. “And, the L3Harris Geospatial team has decades of experience and an abundance of passion to provide the core product solutions to create realistic simulation environments.”
The correlated, accurate satellite imagery, elevation models (DTM/DSM), vector shapefiles, obstruction (DVOF), aerodrome mapping database (AMDB) and 3D building products available from L3Harris are critical in creating simulations that immerse the pilot into real-world scenerios. “The smallest inaccurate visual representation can cause a pilot’s brain to register that something isn’t quite right, “triggering” the pilot to remember they are in a simulated environment. This impacts the quality of the training because you want the pilot to have the same experience as a real-world flight to prepare them for any event – potentially saving lives in the air and on the ground.”
If you’re looking for data to create simulated environments, or other geospatial data needs, be sure to reach out to Tara or a member of the Data Products team. They will work with you to make sure you get exactly what you need to meet your mission requirements, on-time and within budget.