Fog of war and information overload are the enemies

  • Radio communications, visual stimulation, narrow vision of the line of sight. Senses are either over stimulated or receiving poor information.
  • Balance and sense of touch are the additional cues gunners need to master to gain efficiency in the field.

D-BOX Motion cueing systems allow to replicate the entire spectrum of motion cues in a perfeclty synchonized way

  • Motion (Vehicle movements) :
    • Make sure to keep their balance despite vehicle changes of speed and directions
    • Augment trainees engagement by delivering a more true to life experience
    • Familiarization with specific vehicle mounted environment
  • Vibrations :
    • Engine RPM perception allows to better anticipate vehicle movements and adjust aim accordingly
    • Provide contextual awareness (did the ground texture change? Are we changing terrain
    • Constant speed cue
  • Textures (discrete events simulated)
    • Scoring (detonation and blast effects for either inbound and outbound munitions)
    • Recoil effects
    • Hit effects with ballistic trajectory cues (where is the attack is coming from)

Gunners are very special people, their field of operation compared to others is always tactical.

That’s the big difference between them and other virtual trainees. If they are in operations, the operation is tactical, by virtue of their role.
They are never in an environment that is very clear.

There is a lot of noise, smoke and other things happening and it is a complex environment to understand.

When you are aboard a vehicle as a gunner, you need to rely on different cues to understand if things are going as planned or if there is an emergency situation or threat that you need to respond to precisely and fast.New Targets for Gunnery Training – Military training technologies, Dec. 2015

The benefit of the D-BOX platform is that all you need is a very simple mount with a gun on it, and you’ll be up and running. That can’t be done with a classic hexapod platform because it lacks the deployability that D-BOX motion systems offers. »

Marco Zender -Thales product manager for SAGITTARIUS

Motion simulation on gunner/gunning platforms, a simulator has to be able to replicate the actual environment in which the weapons platform will perform under actual combat conditions.

What you need to ensure is to replicate the exact amount of motion and vibration existing in live conditions. Any type of weapons platform that is mounted on a platform that has motion associated with it, such as Tanks, Fighting Vehicles, Trucks and has the ability to be stabilized will allow the gunner to remain on target even if the support platform is moving. So, for a simulator to replicated the actual combat conditions under which a weapons platform is deployed, if it is stabilized, the simulation/training platform needs to be in motion but somehow partially stabilized so that the weapons operator feels just like they would engaging targets during live operations.

Either way with too much or not enough motion in a simulator, if an operator trains on a weapons training and it doesn’t replicate the actual live environment you then create a negative training event, sure the trainee gets to fire the weapons platform, however not under realistic conditions and the trainee will not be able to react properly under live conditions. Motion Cueing Systems from D-BOX allow simulation builders to find the right balance.

Andreas (Andy) Gruendel – Master Sergeant, United States Army, Retired

EVENTS

D-BOX is always out there spreading the word

Check this section regularly for upcoming events and trade shows where you can visit our booths, try our demos and have a chat with us…

2015-11 : I/ITSEC 2015 – Orlando (Florida) (download our I/ITSEC Media Kit at the end of this page) D-BOX Motion System is a simple alternative to traditional Training Systems, by offering a practical and modular motion cueing system that can be integrated with any existing or future simulators in the field. Leveraging D-BOX technology to training simulators increases both safety and productivity for ...

2016-05 : ITEC 2016 – London (UK) Pursuing its goal to further develop its footprint within the simulation and training community, D-BOX Technologies Inc. is proud to announce its presence at the ITEC trade show. From May 17 to 19, in London (UK), D-BOX will demonstrate its innovative motion-cueing systems integrated for army, air force and navy with prestigious partners, like Bohemia ...

2016-06 : Eurosatory 2016 – Paris (France) After a successful first exhibition at Eurosatory in 2014, D-BOX is returning to the conference in June 2016. Pursuing its goal to further develop its footprint within the simulation and training community, D-BOX Technologies Inc. is proud to announce its presence at the Eurosatory. D-BOX Gen II announcement + 6 simulators on the show floor Contact us to follow ...

2016-11 : I/ITSEC 2016 – Orlando (FL) Post I/ITSEC recap 10+ Simulators on D-BOX Motion for I/ITSEC 50th Anniversary D-BOX Motion System is a simple alternative to traditional simulation Motion Systems, by offering a practical and modular motion cueing system that can be integrated with any existing or future simulators in the field. Leveraging D-BOX technology to training simulators increases both safety and productivity ...

2017-05 : ITEC 2017 – Rotterdam (NL) Pursuing its goal to further develop its footprint within the simulation and training community, D-BOX Technologies Inc. is proud to announce its presence at the ITEC trade show. From May 16 to 18, in Rotterdam (NL), D-BOX will demonstrate its innovative motion-cueing systems integrated for army, air force and navy with prestigious partners, like Presagis, Cursive, ...

2017-11 : I/ITSEC 2017 – Orlando (Florida) Come see our exclusive demos in booth #1149 D-BOX Motion System is a simple alternative to traditional simulation Motion Systems, by offering a practical and modular motion cueing system that can be integrated with any existing or future simulators in the field. Leveraging D-BOX technology to training simulators increases both safety and productivity for operators, pilots ...




 


 
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