Onsite Training: Compact Footprint Brings LVC Apps Home

How scalable solutions are meeting the needs of today’s varied military training environments

One aerospace leader offers point-of-need training via a compact solution in a standardized shipping container measuring 8x40 feet. The container can be trucked to its location and easily stored onsite, optimized for use where larger-scale training facilities are impractical due to space constraints or the need for flexibility. This type of on-demand training can be easily positioned in pier or port locations, convenient for service members and solving accessibility challenges in areas where installing classroom training facilities proves difficult. Most importantly, power and performance are not sacrificed as a trade-off for its compact footprint – system capabilities typically only available in racks of larger systems are delivered in a portable setting in a system under a half cubic foot in size. The container-based system is also interoperable, for example connecting its computer systems with elements such as a field mission as part of an LVC exercise. This also adds value across military branches, readily connecting training scenarios that may involve National Guard, Navy personnel offshore, or airborne Air Force teams.

These small but powerful systems virtualize simulated elements into an AR/VR headset, such as the avionics controls and display of a military aircraft or the steering wheel, dashboard, and window views for the driver-trainee of a military ground force vehicle. Systems and their accompanying costs are downsized for operators. With a comparatively simple software change, the same compute and hardware technol­ogy can be used to offer training on numerous types of equipment. It is intentionally designed for scaling to training class size, eliminating the need to adapt the computer systems to different training applications. The same hardware can manage a variety of training needs – systems are extensible to handle Integrated Air & Missile Defense (IAMD), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Anti-Surface Warfare (SUW), and Fleet Readiness. The key is to ensure the necessary compute horsepower to drive the AR/VR headset, resulting in truly immersive study – no matter the end-use equipment or application.

To begin the conversation with Dedicated Computing about bringing immersive LVC training systems to the point-of-need, connect with us engineer-to-engineer at inquiry@dedicatedcomputing.com or 877.833.4848.'



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