the advent of high powered, low cost workstations, Eidetics developed the ARENA™
Instructor Operator Station, a new system based on intuitive, point and click
control using a standard window interface, such as Microsoft's Windows for PCs
or X-Windows/Motif for UNIX based workstations. These graphics workstations are
used for both the host computer system and the Instructor Operator Station.
Hardware and maintenance costs are dramatically reduced due to common hardware
and software systems. The standard user interface dramatically reduces the
learning curve for the instructor, operator or pilot. All control functions are
within easy reach and are easy to use.
Designed through collaboration with a team of US
fighter pilots, these workstations provide superior graphics imaging capability
for both simple text windows, 2-D, and 3-D Tactical Situation Displays. The 3-D
displays use the pilot's out-the-window visual database to display a correlated,
textured-mapped image for mission rehearsal, target placement, or concurrent
mission situation analysis and monitoring.
graphics workstations have multiple video outputs that allow multiple monitors
to display various control windows at the same time. These windows all share a
single workspace, thus providing the operator with easy access to all control
panels and displays. A single keyboard and mouse controls all user inputs
through all monitors.
The high performance graphics capability also provides
for instantaneous visual display of cockpit instrumentation, as required for an
instructor's evaluation of a pilot's performance during critical emergency
procedure practice. The Emergency Procedures Monitoring Display contains all
pertinent cockpit information regarding the state of the instrumentation,
switches, indicators and HUD or MFD symbology.
mission planning, the Route Editor Display is used to create new or modify
existing mission routes. Background maps can be created for the user's area of
interest with varying levels of detail. These maps are derived directly from the
pilot's out-the-window image as satellite views, thus maintaining complete
visual database correlation.
Eidetics maintains its price advantage by tailoring the
basic structure of the Instructor Operator Station to fit the user's
requirements, while still preserving the core functionality.