Simulate complete cockpit communications and provide full, high-fidelity audio environments that are equivalent to FAA Level D standards for the fleet of operational naval aviation simulators: F/A-18C/D, F/A-18E/F, EA-18G, E-2C, H-60, P-3C, and P-8.
Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) and various contract prime integrators selected ASTi’s Telestra product line to meet the challenging comms and aural cue requirements across the Navy Aviation Simulation Master Plan (NASMP).
The challenge requirements are listed in blue, ASTi's applicable components are in black:
USN needed a cost-efficient implementation that would meet war fighting performance standards through the use of available technology.
Telestra products ship from stock and provide a field-proven runtime environment alongside its Studio development tools; together they offer full-fidelity communications and immersive aural cue solutions to meet any simulation requirements.
The simulated communications system operations shall be constrained by real-world limitations, such as:
Telestra's Studio development environment includes ready-to-use radio objects which accommodate all of these considerations. It allows users to build, test, refine, and deploy communications and sound models in real-time to achieve maximum realism.
Program required immersive, high-fidelity aural cues.
Telestra Studio offers more than 100 different components for modeling sound for anything from a simple tone to a full, Level D quality engine to a Link-16 or other tactical data link enabled radio.
Comms equipment shall be replicated and operate within the tolerances of the actual airborne equipment:
Telestra accepts inputs based on trainer requirements; network and hardware I/O work together with a custom interface control document (ICD) unique to the application. Control sources may include host computers, hardware panels, touchscreens, and real aircraft equipment.
The Telestra comms model can be tuned appropriately for each type and combination of comms equipment in the simulation.
The system must have standards-based support for previous, current and next-generation NASMP Federation Agreements Document (FAD)/Federation Object Model (FOM) and High Level Architecture (HLA) requirements, as well as NASMP interoperability and integration into the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE), Fleet Synthetic Training (FST), and USAF Distributed Mission Operations (DMO), etc. networks.
Telestra has been tested and certified for deployment on NASMP HLA, NCTE FST Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS), and other networks across all branches of the military.
Maintain ongoing compliance with stringent DoD cybersecurity certification and accreditation processes (like DIACAP ATO and RMF).
ASTi offers an ongoing IA maintenance program or one-time system IA hardening procedure for customers to apply into a simulator's accreditation boundary. Both approaches relieve on-site technical staff of difficult and time-consuming IA chores.
Planned fifteen-year life cycle; maintain form, fit and function.
ASTi conducts sustainment-related activities as part of our continuous product lifecycle management process. Over the lifetime of a product ASTi identifies and mitigates issues related to: