The breadth of Advanced Simulation Technology inc.'s (ASTi's) solution space was highlighted at the Naval Aviation Distributed Training Center (NADTC) demonstrations recently held at multiple, network-distributed locations. NADTC is a training center prototype designed by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) and the Naval Aviation Training Systems Program Office. It boasts the ability to "connect multiple aviation training devices, or simulators, to a central node for dedicated Fleet Synthetic Training - Air (FST-A), or networked aviation training events."
The Navy performed two NADTC demonstrations, both of which relied entirely on ASTi products to provide a cohesive simulated radio environment and voice communications backbone. The first demonstration used the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) to connect a P-3C Orion training device from NAS Jacksonville to H-60R Seahawk training devices at NAS Jacksonville and NAS North Island. The second demonstration featured the connection of an E-2D Hawkeye training device from NAS Norfolk to several F-18C training devices from NAS Oceana and NAS Lemoore.
ASTi Telestra systems were embedded in all of the participating flight simulators to provide high fidelity simulations including: airborne radio and crew intercom system, electronic warfare, navigation aids, and an immersive environmental soundscape. ASTi Voisus systems were also installed in the NADTC lab at NAWCTSD in Orlando, FL to provide interoperable, networked voice communications, linking the combat pilots operating flight simulators with event staff using ASTi soft clients installed on tablets and PCs.
Following the event, the Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) ordered an additional Voisus system to support expansion of the NADTC capability at the Tactical Training Group, Pacific (TTGP).
For over 25 years, the Naval Air Warfare Command (NAWC) has relied on ASTi to provide highly realistic simulated radio communications and sound environments for their flight training programs. ASTi is the leading supplier of communications, automated ATC, and sound systems to the training and simulation industry. ASTi meets FAA, EASA and equivalent Level D qualifications with simulators around the world. Since 1989, ASTi has fielded over 8,200 systems at more than 800 installation sites in the U.S. and 47 other countries. For more information about ASTi's Navy installations visit: http://www.asti-usa.com/install/domestic.html#usnavy.