ASTi to Present Tech Talk at Carnegie Mellon University

January 16, 2013
Hamerschlag Hall

ASTi's Ross Kukulinski will be presenting a Tech Talk at Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering titled "Roger That: Flight Simulators, Serious Games, and the Global Training Network" on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 4:30–6:30 pm in Hamerschlag Hall 1107.

Abstract

For decades, military and commercial aviation have been using flight simulators to help teach pilots to fly. Over the years, it has been shown that augmenting real-world training with virtual training results in cheaper, safer, and more effective training. These training devices have spread and evolved and now can be found throughout the military being used to train a wide variety of individual skills as well as complicated joint-operation teamwork skills such as call for fire.

This talk will explore some of the technological challenges we face when building communication products for a global dynamic training network. ASTi's products link together disparate training devices including serious games, full-fidelity flight simulators, and live-fire ranges so that soldiers may train in real-time with other units around the world in the same virtual world.

Ross is a Carnegie Mellon alumnus with a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering.