ODS Crew Training Cab
As an expansion of FAAC’s Operator Driving Simulator (ODS) product line, FAAC has developed a two-position crew training cab; the first variant of which supports the training of a Buffalo driver and co-driver in route clearance tasks. The crew training cab uses ODS interchangeable dash kits for both positions which allows the cab to simulate other wheeled vehicles. In the case of the Buffalo, a three-piece dash set provides the driver with vehicle instruments and controls, to include the control box for the front/rear driving assist cameras and slewable search lights. The co-driver position is provided with high-fidelity controls for the interrogator arm and arm camera control unit with integrated video display. The interrogator arm simulation is provided by FAAC’s subsidiary, Realtime Technologies Inc. (RTI), and features a physics-based model for the arm and objects it interacts with. The result is realistic interactions between the interrogator arm and objects as they are manipulated through pushing, lifting, sliding, tipping, etc… A soil surface scraping model currently simulates soil disturbance; however, FAAC has designs to enhance this capability by providing truly deformable terrain. IED scenarios involving scripted as well as autonomous entities can be developed within FAAC's geo-typical databases, representative of the Contemporary Operating Environment (COE). The high-fidelity simulation, when combined with the realism of a full crew cab maximizes a Buffalo crew’s ability to train using their actual tactics, techniques and procedures for counter-IED operations. All standard ODS configuration options are available for the crew cab.
|6-DOF Full Motion ODS Crew Training Cab||Buffalo ODS Crew Cab Training suite|
Mobile 6-DOF Full-Motion Capability
In 2009, FAAC fielded the first 6-DOF full-motion system in a mobile trailer; in all, 13 such systems were delivered. The mobile 6-DOF system was custom designed and fielded in a 53’ double slide-out trailer in support of the U.S. Army Common Driver Trainer – MRAP Program. As with all FAAC mobile simulators, it has the capability of operating on shore power or on-board generator. The custom built trailer is designed to support the CDT concept of swappable cabs, and it includes a dedicated instructor/operator working area that contains the instructor operator station and separate after-action review station.