Airbus Refuel With ST Engineering Antycip Technology
ST Engineering Antycip has completed a visual upgrade to the Airbus Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) air-to-air-refuelling simulator in Madrid.
Although the existing system, which was developed by Airbus, already had five visual channels (two of which were in 3D), the goal for the team from ST Engineering Antycip was to update and develop the content in order to create ‘more realistic’ image quality.
As is the case when training individuals for any such intricate and high-risk work, the level of realism that a simulator and its software can provide is key.
The team used flight models to ensure that the various in-flight formation changes and aircraft movements were accurate, as well as developing the interface so that the simulator could communicate with the software to change the way certain things look in the visualisation.