Boeing and JVC announced new technology aimed at bringing more realism to military rotary and fixed-wing pilot training.
The two companies demonstrated the Constant Resolution Visual System (CRVS), which provides constant target availability by surrounding the pilot and cockpit in an eggshell-like environment that visually transforms into cities, landscape and real-time combat scenarios, at the 2012 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference in Orlando, Fla.
"CRVS previously provided the highest-resolution, lowest-cost solution on the market," said Barry Kuhlmann, visual systems engineering manager at Boeing. "Now, with JVC e-Shift 8K projectors, CRVS has taken another leap forward in visual performance and fidelity to better prepare military pilots by allowing them to train in a more realistic yet safe environment."
The e-Shift 8K projection nearly doubles the CRVS projector’s resolution to allow pilots to identify targets at “real-world” ranges, Boeing said. The two companies did not say whether any military training units have shown interest either within the U.S. or internationally, and did not predict an entry into service for the CRVS.