CAE selects Barco's collimated display system for U.S. Navy MH-60S/R Tactical Operational Flight Trainer

Xenia, Ohio, USA – 6 December 2011 – Visualization pioneer Barco will provide its CD-2260 collimated display system for CAE USA, the prime contractor developing the flight simulators used to train the Navy's MH-60S/R Seahawk multi-mission helicopter pilots.
Barco's turnkey CD-2260 collimated display system is a comprehensive solution featuring a wide array of state-of-the-art components, including its industry-leading SIM 7 Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) projector, AutoAlign automatic alignment and XDS-RACU control systems, a back projection screen, and a proprietary 11-foot radius film mirror. The system will be used in the full motion version of a reconfigurable MH-60S/R Tactical Operational Flight Trainer (TOFT), which will be equipped with a six degree-of-freedom electrical motion system as well as motion seats.

The CD-2260 collimated display system combines Barco's expertise in projection, motion compatible mechanical structures, screens, and automatic alignment to form one comprehensive solution from a single manufacturer. Barco's SIM 7 projector provides ultra-high Quad eXtended Graphics Array (QXGA) (1536x2048) resolution and is the brightest of its kind on the market. Specially developed to meet the real-world demands of commercial and military flight training, it is optimized for multi-channel visualization and provides high contrast, unmatched dynamic range, seamless image blending, and robust smear reduction with a 220 degree by 60 degree vertical Field of View (FoV). AutoAlign features enable quick, precise and repeatable color calibration, brightness adjustment, edge blending, and geometry correction.

“We are honored that CAE has selected Barco's latest collimated display system and are confident that they will benefit greatly from the seamless integration, reliability and consistent quality typically experienced with a turnkey system from Barco,” commented Steve Leyland, senior vice president control rooms and simulation.


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