Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-3744
2003-11-18

Development of a Virtual Flight Simulator 2003-01-3744

We present the development of a flight simulator that allows the user to interact in a created environment by means of Virtual Reality devices. This environment simulates the sight of a pilot in an airplane cockpit. The environment is projected in a helmet visor and allows the pilot to see inside as well as outside the cockpit. The movement of the airplane is independent of the movement of the pilots' head, which means that the airplane might travel in one direction while the pilot is looking at a 30° angle with respect to traveled direction. In this environment the pilot will be able to take off, fly and land the airplane. So far, the objects in the environment are geometrical figures. This is an ongoing project and only partial results are available at the moment.

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