QuantaDyn have operated and developed aerial training since the company began business.
QuantaDyn Corporation has been active in state-of-the-art aerial refueling trainer development since its inception. QuantaDyn delivered the initial two Boom Operator Weapon System Trainers (BOWST), to the Air Education Training Command (AETC), the Boom Operator Simulation System (BOSS) prototype to the Air National Guard (ANG), and 28 Micro BOSS devices to the ANG and the Air Force Reserves. These devices provide enhanced training to meet boom operator’s needs and streamline training schedules without jeopardizing safety of flight.
Boom Operator Trainer and Simulation System
QuantaDyn was awarded by Randolph Trainer Development, the Boom Operator Trainer and Simulation System to provide integration and test of the Boom Operator Weapons System Trainer (BOWST) I device, deliver the Bowst II and III devices, the Boom Operation Simulation System (BOSS) prototype, and the Distributed Mission Operations Support design.
The QuantaDyn KC-135 Boom Operator Trainers provide a realistic visual representation of air refueling that enables the student to identify visual cues from the air refueling boom and receiver aircraft that enable them to maintain proper situational awareness during air refueling operations. The system provides a fully functional boom pod mock-up with accurate control forces in levers and controls, operational gauges, switches, instrumentation and lighting, a full communications suite, and faithful audio cues. Refueling modeling includes a high fidelity boom model that models response to full and partial immersion into receiver bow waves, receiver surface scratch and damage, receptacle contact and lock-in, and over 40 simulated system malfunctions and emergency procedures. The systems includes over 20 different receiver aircraft for boom and hose-drogue (Boom Drogue Adaptor) refueling.
The BOSS also includes a voice recognition/synthetic response capability and a dynamic eyepoint/virtual collimation system that allows the Boom Operator to look under and around the refueling boom.
Micro Boom Operator Simulation System (Micro-BOSS)
The Micro Boom Operator Simulation System (Micro-BOSS) was designed as a table top training simulator for KC-135 Boom Operators. It incorporates all of the software features and functionality of the Air National Guard Boom Operator Simulation System (BOSS) as well as the Air Education Training Command (AETC) Boom Operator Weapon System Trainer (BOWST). The Micro-BOSS utilizes selective-fidelity concepts in the hardware design to provide a realistic yet extremely cost-effective training environment. Through the use of photo-realistic graphical displays, touch screens, an aural cueing system, a high definition out-the-window display, and representative joystick controls, the Micro-BOSS provides the functional equivalent of a complete KC-135 boom pod station.
Training personnel can adapt the Micro-BOSS scenarios to support each Unit’s unique mission profiles or concentrate on high interest training times from operational lessons learned. Mission preparation for air refueling profiles, including the Boom Drogue Adapter (BDA), enables the aircrew to be mission ready.
QuantaDyn delivered 25 Micro-BOSS training devices to the Air National Guard (ANG). The devices will be installed at 23 different ANG CONUS and OCONUS sites. Two devices are deployable.
QuantaDyn also delivered five (5) Micro-BOSS training devices to the United States Air Force Reserve (USAFR). The devices will be installed at five different (USAFR) CONUS sites.
Multi-Mission Crew Trainer (MMCT)
QuantaDyn developed the Multi-Mission Crew Trainer (MMCT), in conjunction with Randolph Trainer Development, for the Air National Guard. The MMCT provides an enhanced capability to support pilot and co-pilot training in a full range of flight modes that incorporates multiple navigation systems. The MMCT is fully interoperable and designed for Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) training. The initial aircraft platforms are the KC-135R, C-130H2. QuantaDyn has also incorporated the LC130 and H3 variants, providing the capability of training H2, H3 and LC130 at all sites.
8 MMCT systems have already been delivered 1 Ashburn, VA (TSSC), 1 in Mansfield, OH, 1 in Bradley, CT, 1 in Great Falls, MT, 2 in St. Joseph, MO, 1 in Savannah, GA. These are all currently H2 variants. MMCT systems in St. Joe have flown tandem in DMO type exercises since Nov 2016. MMCT is DMO ready.
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Simulation System (RPASS)
The RPASS is a state-of-the-art, cost-effective solution and is modular to meet unmanned vehicle platform changes. The RPASS can operate as a fully capable system to include an Instructor Operator Station (IOS) or it can be easily networked into any of the devices in the QuantaDyn QFires product line, creating a solution to train both RPA crews and JTAC’s in one collective training scenario. The RPASS was designed to provide accurate realistic training in a virtual environment, with the requirement that the RPASS be Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) capable on delivery. The devices system architecture and cybersecurity requirement give the end user a device that is capable of networking with other simulators on a DMO network out of the box.
The system is fully agnostic to Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) products. This gives the user a simulator that adapts to technology and innovation with in simulations. This is a grass roots design with the warfighters training requirements being at the forefront.
QuantaDyn’s DIScover software suite serves as a simulation host interfacing with the IG, SAF and platform specific software. DIScover handles DIS, CIGI and dozens of simulation component APIs to bring a plug and play COTS capability to the RPA community.
The RPASS is configurable across multiple aircraft platforms. The system can be configured to meet the requirements for any RPA/UAS/UAV. We designed the RPASS with the system architecture being adaptable to different form fit function requirements.
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