IAF for 3 spa­tial dis­ori­en­ta­tion sim­u­la­tors for rookie pi­lots

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With spa­tial dis­ori­en­ta­tion con­tin­u­ing to be a se­ri­ous con­cern for flight safety and cock­pit ef­fec­tive­ness, the In­dian Air Force has called for in­for­ma­tion to pro­cure three new spa­tial dis­ori­en­ta­tion sim­u­la­tors for young pi­lots. The sim­u­la­tor is in­tended to be used for train­ing of air­crew in recog­nis­ing and ef­fec­tively man­ag­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence of dis­ori­en­ta­tion pro­vid­ing demon­stra­tion of spa­tial dis­ori­en­ta­tion, dis­ori­en­ta­tion train­ing in flight, flight sim­u­la­tion and night vi­sion train­ing and mo­tion sick­ness de­sen­si­ti­sa­tion. The IAF wants the new sim­u­la­tors to help rookie pi­lots to build re­sis­tance the most com­mon spa­tial il­lu­sions, in­clud­ing co­ri­o­lis, so­mat­o­gy­ral, ocu­lo­gy­ral, grave­yard spin, nys­tag­mus, leans, au­toki­ne­sis, false hori­zon and black hole ap­proach. The IAF has stip­u­lated that the trainer should prefer­ably pro­vide six-de­grees of free­dom, with three­de­grees of free­dom in roll, yaw the pitch axis. The sys­tem should in­clude a dual cock­pit with pi­lot seats ad­justable. In­ter­ac­tive flight con­trols should in­clude change­able re-cen­tring forces and damp- en­ing, vis­ual dis­plays should in­clude in­creased field of view (FOV) and in­frared pro­jec­tion for night vi­sion im­age. The sim­u­la­tor should in­clude air­craft sound and vi­bra­tion sim­u­la­tion, chin win­dow to be avail­able for land­ing on plat­forms like an oil rig.

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