Aircraft design
Jet propulsion
Flight simulation
Pilot training
Maintenance and repair

Image courtesy Los Alamos
National Laboratory,
University of California

Experience Aerospace Engineering from a higher plane of thought

Fully immersive visualization of complex concepts in structural and dynamic design such as flows in jet engine combustors and inlets using VR simulations facilitate greater understanding. Parts familiarization, theories of operation of various components in an aircraft in a highly interactive and rich media environment, in acquiring knowledge in less time and with increased skill.

With parts getting increasingly complex, understanding potential maintenance and repair tasks can be facilitated in a virtual environment. Simulation of the appearance and behavior of smoke in a microgravity habitat can be used for fire detection and visibility studies.

Contrasting with highly expensive high fidelity pilot training simulators for a specific aircraft type, a Virtual Cockpit (VC) with pilots immersed in a stereoscopic virtual environment, wearing a HMD and a pointing device to interact with the virtual cockpit devices can prove to be more useful. 

A VC can be easily reconfigured by simply switching the cockpit model database and the attached flight mechanics.

Aircraft component design and manufacture use VR in what is referred to as touch labour manufacturing. This entails the use of a head mounted display with motion tracking and superimposes diagrams or text onto the surface of a workpiece and stabilizing it there on specific coordinates, so that the appropriate information needed by a factory worker for each step of a manufacturing or assembly operation appears on the surface of the workpiece as if it were painted there.

  • Virtual cockpits
  • Immersive visualization environment for structural and fluid dynamics
  • Design environment for aerodynamic simulations