IDX 8000–Based Commercial H145 Helicopter Full-flight Simulator Achieves EASA Level D Certification
Reiser Simulation & Training GmbH‘s (RST) latest H145 helicopter full-flight simulator was qualified to meet the EASA requirements for a Level D training device, one of the highest possible certifications for synthetic flight training devices. This simulator will include Quantum3D’s INDEPENDENCE IDX 8000 Image Generator (IG), and will be used to train emergency medical air rescue pilots and crews in civil urban traffic environments and in offshore scenarios at the ADAC HEMS Academy in Bonn, Germany.
The system features a 240×80 degree field-of-view display illuminated by 15 dual-channel (daytime + stimulated NVG) ultra-high resolution projectors. This provides a fully immersive visual training environment, and allows crews to train with night-vision goggles either worn or off, as they would in a real operation.
After an extensive evaluation of the competition, RST selected a 15-channel IDX 8000 Series IG to drive this impressive display. Quantum3D’s IDX 8000 is built on the latest in visual computing technology, including Intel XEON CPUs and NVIDIA’s Quadro-series GPUs for the great performance, reliability, and high levels of scene quality and realism. The IDX 8000 includes MANTIS, Quantum3D’s award-winning software for real-time visual simulation. Based on modern GPU shader programming and with its vast array of plug-ins for special effects, MANTIS is well suited to exploit the advanced levels of hardware power within the IDX 8000.
Reiser also selected Quantum3D to develop a high-resolution visual database of Germany, which sets a standard for realism in demanding low-altitude dense urban helicopter training applications. The database covers the entire country of Germany, and includes numerous high-fidelity training areas. The database features several advanced features and capabilities, including:
Automatically generated “geo-typical” culture and scenery for efficient synthesis of dense urban areas (100K+ potentially visible buildings/features in many areas)
- 30cm resolution imagery in general for terrain in training areas
- Autonomous ground vehicle traffic for realistic low-altitude cues and behaviour
- Automatic placement of geo-specific roads and buildings from OpenStreetMaps data
More information on the ADAC HEMS Academy can be found here: