One area that doesn't get much attention in today's military flight training is the synthetic world around the student pilot. The airfield and surrounding airspace should be abuzz with radio chatter between other aircraft, ground control, tower and air traffic controllers. But, as often is the case, instructors either don't have the capacity to play more than one of these roles at a time (they've got enough to do already), or they don't have the facilities to replicate this busy environment beyond perhaps a few generic background recordings. The student pilot's surroundings suffer from a lack of activity, and training effectiveness suffers in the long run when students aren't prepared for real world airfield operations.
ASTi's Simulated Environment for Realistic ATC (SERA) and Construct products address these shortcomings to provide a more realistic and immersive pilot training experience.
Featuring advanced speech recognition, first-rate synthetic voices, entity generation and behavior modeling, these products create a dynamic, intelligent, and fully automated environment in which to train. Simulated players produce speech and interactions for air traffic control (ATC), ground, tower and all the other radio traffic one would expect at a real airport or base. Instead of simply sticking to a script, these actors recognize trainee speech, and respond appropriately with contextually-relevant answers and instructions.
SERA and Construct provide pilot instructors with the freedom to do what they're meant to do: train their students.
Additional features and capabilities include:
Applications can also be extended beyond ATC, providing speech-enabled and realistic AI-driven communications environments for training applications such as:
In all cases, the benefits of SERA and Construct are manifest: Instructors enjoy reduced workloads and the extra manpower normally required to achieve realistic training is drastically reduced or even eliminated. The simulation benefits from enhanced complexity and a boost in realism which, in turn, leads to better immersion and more stress for the trainee.