May 23, 2016. Urbana, IL. The Georgia Institute of Technology, (also known as Georgia Tech) Atlanta, has contracted with FRASCA International, Inc. to provide them with a FRASCA Mentor™ Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). The AATD will be configured as a Cessna 172 and will be used by the School of Psychology’s Decision Processes Laboratory (DPL) led by Dr. Rick Thomas. The AATD will be used as an experimental platform to investigate decision support applications designed to aid pilot understanding and use of next generation display technologies.
The Mentor™ AATD will include Frasca’s Northstar Wi-Fi wireless GPS interface, which allows tablet devices with aviation software to be used in the simulator cockpit. This integration provides the simulator pilot the ability to use common aviation software interactively in the simulator. The Mentor also includes a Garmin G1000 system, Garmins GFC 700 autopilot and FRASCA’s TruVision Global™ visual system.
“We are pleased to have been selected as the simulator supplier for this research being done at Georgia Tech,” stated John Frasca, President of Frasca International, Inc. “Frasca simulators are accurate and reliable simulation platforms. These attributes are critical in research environments. Accuracy is essential to ensure the validity of research studies. Reliability is also critical since research data collection can require a high throughput of pilots through the simulator. Frasca simulators have been used in research applications since the 1960’s and at government agencies and universities throughout the world and we are proud how they are contributing to aviation safety.”
About the Georgia Institute of Techology:
The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the nation’s leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. It offers degrees through the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business. For more information, please visit the Georgia Tech website at www.gatech.edu.
About FRASCA International:
Frasca International, Urbana, Illinois, USA, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of Flight Simulators, Flight Training Devices and Simulation components. Frasca has a proven reputation for delivering high quality simulation equipment and leads the industry in simulation technology such as aerodynamics simulation, flight test, data acquisition, visual systems, NVG simulation, control loading, motion systems, motion cueing, manufacturing & fabrication, electronics design and more. Since its founding in 1958, over 2700 Frasca simulators have been delivered worldwide. Frasca is ISO: 9001 certified.