Data Sciences is exhibiting its Sigma-M full-motion flight simulator, the latest development in the company's technology- demonstrator programme for cockpit trainers. The Sigma-M will be integrated with a low-cost, 6¡-of-freedom motion platform designed by Intersim, with high-resolution, out-of-cockpit views provided by Simis. The Sigma-M is available "at a fraction of the cost of traditional simulators", claims the company, because it is based on a personal-computer-platform instead of a mainframe or minicomputer. Also on show will be Charts, a scenario preparation application, and Ales, a mobile tactical datalink. British Airways will demonstrate its Data Sciences-developed Boeing 737-400 simulator, while Lockheed Martin will show the Merlin Helicopter part-task trainer also developed by the company.

Source: Flight International