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NEWS | Dec. 1, 2017

Virtual Solution Could Revolutionize Aircraft Maintenance Training




Charles River Analytics

  • LOCATION: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • TOPIC NUMBER: AF121-017
  • TOPIC TITLE: Adaptive Gaming and Training Environment for Maintenance Operations
  • TECHNICAL PROJECT OFFICE: AFRL Airman Systems Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

A Massachusetts-based company is building a virtual aircraft maintenance trainer for the Air Force that would allow for larger class sizes and troubleshooting scenarios that are difficult to present in a traditional live setting.

With support from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program, Charles River Analytics developed the underlying software and is refining it to provide maintenance training for the F-15E Strike Eagle. The technology combines high-resolution graphics with automated system feedback to teach complex maintenance procedures.

The company is in the early stages of a two-year effort to transition the technology and the expectations are that it will eventually be applicable to any aircraft.


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