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TsAGI specialists upgraded pilot simulator of long-range aircraft

19 July 2012

Specialists of the dynamics and aircraft control systems department of TsAGI completed modernization of engineering for the long-range aircraft “pilot stand” (PSMS).

As a result of the work, prototypes of standard control levers were installed on the stand and connected to its computer system.

These prototypes are designed for ergonomic simulation and practicing control algorithms. They include levers controlling motors, flaps, spoilers, trim panel, as well as side-stick controllers and pedals for two pilots. Controllers and pedals are equipped with an adjustable electromechanical load system.

Load features of aircraft controls will be further determined at the installed prototypes, with participation of flight crews. These studies will make piloting of a real airplane accurate, safe and comfortable for the crew.

In the future, modernization of the PSMS will continue and TsAGI specialists plan to change the interior of the cabin. Placement of the middle and side panels will be adjusted, prototypes of standard chairs will be installed, and the position of pedals will be changed.

The engineering simulator for the support of research and design works within the program of new short- and medium-haul aircraft, including the MC-21 aircraft was created in 2011. Key features of the PSMS engineering simulator are:
Practicing algorithms of primary and backup circuit of the remote control system (RCS);
Adjustment of RCS structure and parameters;
Optimizing information and control environment of the cabin (MFI, levers, cockpit indicators, etc.);
Practicing piloting techniques when performing basic standard flight phases (taxiing, takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, approach, landing, taxiing after run);
Practicing special flight cases and flight methods in emergency special situations caused by external effects, or faults in control system and power plants; and
Support of flight testing and certification procedures.

For research work, i.e., simulation results analysis, input of initial conditions and failure situations, the remote workplace of a research engineer is used.

Cabin layout is made in compliance with the geometric and functional similarity of the current state of the MS-21 project.

The simulator visualization system includes:
A four-channel spherical projection-screen complex, providing FOV viewing angles (180°H x 5°V); and
As part of the image generation software, a visualization scene 250 km x 300 km, including five airports.

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