Africa Aerospace & Defense 2014

Integrate technology to simulate [AAD141]

17 September 2014

It surely is a no-brainer that simulator training is more cost-effective and safer than actual operational training. Meso Systems, a part of the Meso Group (Hangar 1, Stand B18) is exhibiting its various simulation solutions here at the show.

Of particular interest are the company’s parachute simulation training system and vertical wind tunnel flight simulator. The flight chamber simulates the airflow a jumper would encounter in real life jumping. Most aspects of parachute jumping can be trained in the controlled environment, which is both safe and economical. Wind generators create the airflow in an enclosed circular formation, which simulates wind resistance for skydivers to train body flight positions.

The parachute simulator trains the jumper to execute all emergency procedures that cannot be undertaken in the vertical wind tunnel. The jumper can be trained to land the parachute in different weather conditions and terrain features. The system comprises a control station, virtual vision system and a jump station. This product teaches the student how to fly in freefall and to perform emergency procedures during freefall. In addition, the student can learn how to fly and land the parachute at a specific landing zone, which can be preset or manipulated during flight.

Meso Systems also offers integrated shooting simulation systems for firearms and tactical mission training.

Much of the technology underlying these solutions derives from the company’s focus on IT integration. This has allowed it to serve many sectors, from education to defence.

“We do not invent technology, but integrate whatever existing technology to benefit industries” is Meso Systems’ slogan.

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