, 2022-12-08 11:00:00,
Leonardo introduced its Smart Chair simulation-based pilot training technology at I/ITSEC 2022 in Orlando.
Aeronautics industry communications spokesperson for Leonardo Ignazio Castrogiovanni told Shephard the company’s M-346 jet training system continues to move ahead and that the new Smart Chair is capable of ‘reproducing a possible cockpit for a sixth-generation fighter, in which the only physical elements are the stick and the throttle’.
Everything else appears in a virtual and augmented reality, he said. ‘The pilot interacts with an interface in which conventional screens and buttons disappear, only to reappear in an immersive reality projected directly into the helmet,’ Castrogiovanni added.
The system allows for advanced pilot training for multi-domain scenarios. Leonardo claims the Smart Chair can emulate human-machine interfaces of the latest and even next-generation frontline aircraft. The system has built-in AI, eye tracking and a virtual instructor.
Leonardo said the Smart Chair is currently in its Battle Lab where the company is experimenting with it and other FCAS capabilities. (Video: Leonardo)
‘Commands are given by simply moving the eyes – thanks to sophisticated tracking algorithms – or pressing virtual buttons and interacting with…
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