A real-time atmospheric turbulence model for aircraft flight simulators

Cameron P. Ninham, Renchi Rajuf, Michael S. Selig

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate a computationally efficient method of providing realistic atmospheric turbulence data that can easily be incorporated into a flight simulator. The turbulence data is derived from the SNLWIND-3D program, which is based on a Monte Carlo approach. Although the SNLWIND-3D code was originally developed for use with wind turbine design and analysis methods, the turbulence data that is generated by the code can readily be adapted and used to develop an atmospheric turbulence model for use within a flight simulator system as described later in this paper. The new turbulence model will soon be a key element of the Navy Pioneer unmanned aerial vehicle training simulator. This simulator is now used for training Navy pilots at DOD UAV Training Center (DUTC), Ft. Huachuca, AZ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Event36th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 1998 - Reno, United States
Duration: Jan 12 1998Jan 15 1998

Other

Other36th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 1998
CountryUnited States
CityReno
Period1/12/981/15/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Space and Planetary Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A real-time atmospheric turbulence model for aircraft flight simulators'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Ninham, C. P., Rajuf, R., & Selig, M. S. (1998). A real-time atmospheric turbulence model for aircraft flight simulators. Paper presented at 36th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 1998, Reno, United States.