BAT is a highly immersive home-station UH-60M flight training device (FTD), comprised of a state-of-the-art collimated visual system (main display: 200° horiz. x 45° vert., with seven 2-megapixel projectors), a complete UH-60M cockpit, an Instructor Operator Station (IOS), and a vertically expandable container.
CCDC Aviation & Missile Center’s Systems Simulation, Software and Integration (S3I) Directorate led an effort to develop a new UH-60 FTD, focused on:
The BAT simulator is used to train and keep Army aviators current in the Black Hawk helicopter. Pilots have the ability to train certain tasks for accreditation in the simulator versus the aircraft resulting in a cost savings. BAT allows the capability of configuration to keep pace with the fleet and anticipate the design mods across the life cycle.
The most effective and efficient way to keep the BAT concurrent with the aircraft is an optimal mix of tactical and simulated hardware. S3I’s Crew Station Working Group’s approach was applied to refine the designs of both the IOS and the pilot-vehicle interface (PVI). This iterative methodology garnered feedback at strategic points in the design maturation process from Fort Rucker’s Directorate of Simulation (DOS) and operational UH-60 instructor pilots.
The end result is a six flat panel touch screen IOS, enabling the IP to tailor the information displayed, and a PVI that closely replicates the actual aircraft, further enhancing the immersive training experience.