Parachute Simulator

Focus Area:Parachute Simulator Immersive Learning Technology

Description: Design and develop a 3-D immersive interactive simulator system to be used in Special Operations Forces mission planning, training, and rehearsals for Special Operations military freefall and static line jumps. Allows users to conduct full-scale (basic, intermediate, and advanced( tasks and incorporate 3-D virtual scenarios that allow full mission rehearsal capability.

Project Cost: $1.275M

Project Duration: 24 months

Operational Impact: Low-profile airborne operations provide a tremendous advantage over an adversary. Given the danger of airborne operations, users are not able to rehearse corrective techniques for the range of emergency procedures. Even routine training jumps have resulted in severe injury. Practicing in a virtual environment allows users to conduct mission planning and contingency plans within a safe environment.

Deliverable: Six Parachute Simulator Stations, including all software enhanements; operational evaluation results.

Performer: Systems Technology, Inc.

End Users: Special Operations Mission Training Center