With the opportunities of virtual reality and augmented reality for flight training enticing many professionals all over the world. Businesses find themselves not only considering the merits. Konradas Dulka, director of product for Sensus Aero, a next-generation software solution for the aerospace industry, says Konradas Dulka, virtual reality (VR) applications could be a problem. easy and tricky
“The challenges of VR applications come in many forms, some of them technical. while some are human factors,” he recalls. But we must be careful when tackling these challenges.”
The director of product explains that one of the main challenges is optimization. “At Sensus Aero we experimented with a number of different VR engines. All of which have different advantages. However, no matter which engine you choose You have to spend a lot of time tweaking it. If you put your strategy on realistic graphics. great sound effects good step by step instructions Your product won’t automatically be great,” explains Dulka. Overall optimization determines the product. can be used for a longer time Even those who have never tried something like that before.”
While training in VR, real-life steps are simulated. Not everything needs to be practiced. “We focus on specific steps to make training faster and more focused. This means that every step of creating a VR simulation must be carefully considered. We want to be part of the simulation and what doesn’t matter,” Dulka said. If there is a training part When in a VR simulation, you’re doing nothing, like riding a bus as a passenger. Half of people will have vertigo. So we are giving teachers an option to disable this and move on to the next step. In other words, VR personalization must exist. because no one is the same.”
Another major challenge is joining. If a person hasn’t tried VR before, it takes about 10 minutes on average to get started. “We always recommend starting with the simpler steps. to get used to the controls and feel Unlike ERP systems or mobile apps, VR feels immersive. The user begins to believe that he is in a simulation. And here we can help them develop proper habits. If started the right way, the Sensus Aero VR training mode can guide users through the steps. easily Although the process is quite complicated. And that’s it! After the user gets started, they can become self-reliant and conduct training on their own. This means less burden on the trainee’s schedule,” he said.
The more difficult the steps The higher the chance of making a mistake. And the return on investment of VR is skyrocketing. “One of the more difficult steps we had to adapt to VR was refueling the plane. The complexity of many steps And simulating fuel panels, trucks and sequences was a real challenge. you can’t repeat It’s “more or less” and hopes the user will believe it – everything needs to be graphically modeled to make sure the control interactions are as realistic as possible. You also need to customize everything according to the business. This is because the company may use different trucks with different controls. A customer’s fleet can consist of many different types of aircraft and so on,” he explains. “Our advice is to focus on the most common mistakes and start from there. In-flight VR, we can simulate overpressure or fire hazards. which in practice cannot be done It’s always good to know that your employees are prepared for any situation. It’s not just a “positive” sequence. We believe that by incorporating VR training we can increase flight safety and reduce the risk of human factors.
while some markets are rapidly accepting new technologies. But some markets are on the slower side. The industry is at a breaking point with a major shift in next-generation technology deployment just around the corner, and with VR’s positive ROI and significant improvements in aviation safety. So it’s safe to say that flight training will soon look very different.