VT MAK announces the release of the Sensor Operator Role for its VR-Engage softwareVR-Engage is VT MAK’s multi-role virtual simulator that lets you play the role of a first-person human character; a vehicle driver, gunner or commander; or the pilot of an aeroplane or helicopter. This year MAK is adding a significant new role - a Sensor Operator.
Extended capabilitiesUsing the new Sensor Operator capability, a VR-Engage user can:
- perform common surveillance and reconnaissance tasks such as tracking fixed and moving targets.
- communicate with pilots, ground personnel, other trainees or role players using standard headsets.
- immediately control the gimbaled sensor using joysticks or gamepads; or configure VR-Engage to work with sensor-specific hand controller devices.
Easy integration into larger simulation environmentsVR-Engage’s new Sensor Operator capability can fit into a larger simulation environment in different ways to help meet a variety of training and experimentation requirements:
- Attach a gimbaled sensor to any DIS or HLA entity, such as a UAV, ship, or manned aircraft - even if the entity itself is simulated by an existing third-party application.
- When VR-Engage is used in conjunction with VR-Forces Computer Generated Forces, a role player can take manual control of a camera or sensor that has been configured on a VR-Forces entity.
- For a full UAV Ground Control Station, VR-Forces Graphical User Interface can be used to “pilot” the aircraft by assigning waypoints, routes, and missions; while using VR-Engage’s Sensor Operator capability to control and view the sensor on a second screen.
- Execute a multi-crew aircraft simulation using two copies of VR-Engage - one for the pilot to fly the aircraft using a standard HOTAS device or gamepad; and a second for the Sensor Operator.
- Place fixed or user-controllable remote cameras directly onto the terrain and stream the resulting simulated video into real security applications or command and control systems.