Case Studies

Here are some case studies that describe how ADI systems have been used for real world applications:


Real-Time Pilot-in-the-Loop and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation at Gulfstream

This paper by Stephen Landers from Gulfstream, discusses Gulfstream’s use of the ADvantage Framework, PC-based rtX simulators, and VME-based RTS simulators. The article discusses each stage of aircraft development and the ADvantage-based facilities implemented to streamline the development stage. Real-Time Pilot-in-the-Loop and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation at Gulfstream in PDF (960 kb)


NASA Ames – Pilot Control Loader System For the Vertical Motion Simulator

This paper by Rodger A. Mueller, NASA Ames Research Center discusses how some of the world’s most advanced flight simulators have moved into the future with the addition of ADI’s real-time simulation technology and ADvantage software. These flight simulators continue to use McFadden force loading systems. Interestingly, several projects are underway to replace McFadden force loading systems with ADI’s high-speed rtX real-time computer. The incredible performance of the rtX is enabling yet another move forward. NASA Ames – Pilot Control Loader System For the Vertical Motion Simulator in PDF (913 kb)


NASA’s New Heavy Lift Rocket to Use RS-68 Engine Developed with ADvantage

On the 19th of May, 2006 NASA announced it will use the RS-68 rocket engine on the first stage of its planned heavy-lift Cargo Launch Vehicle (CaLV), a key element of the agency’s future exploration architecture. This advanced rocket, pictured below, was developed in partnership between NASA and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (formerly Boeing Rocketdyne) using ADI’s ADvantage Framework. The article, shown below in PDF, is a great description of the development of this rocket’s control systems. Development of the Boeing Rocketdyne Propulsion and Power RS-68 Rocket Engine for the Delta IV in PDF (87kb)


Evaluation of Real-Time Emulators for Fire Control Applications

General Dynamics demonstrates their Advanced Military Land Vehicle development capability using ADI Real-Time Solutions. Evaluation of Real-Time Emulators for Future Development of Fire Control Applications in PDF (603 kb)


DLR RT-Simulation of a Flight Research Test Vehicle Based on an EC135 Helicopter

by Peter Saager DLR – Braunschweig Institute of Flight Research Development projects for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology have resulted in an increased demand for rotorcraft simulation and development. This presentation reviews the range of simulation-based technologies used by the German Aerospace Center DLR for the development of helicopter systems including active control technologies, and cockpit interface development. ADI’s ADvantage real-time simulation framework contributes to these development systems by handling key high-performance real-time simulation activities. DLR RT-Simulation of a Flight Research Test Vehicle Based on an EC135 Helicopter slide presentation converted to PDF (564 KB)


Boeing Satellite Systems – Embedded Software Validation through Simulation – Loren Slafer

This insightful presentation by Loren Slafer, Boeing Satellite Systems (BSS) chief technologist, describes how BSS used exhaustive real-time simulation to obtain 100% successful first missions and make BSS the world’s leading supplier of Satellites. Loren Slafer details how ADI technology is used throughout and provides the backbone for their highly advanced and economically efficient embedded software validation process. Boeing Satellite Systems – Embedded Software Validation through Simulation in PDF (2.20MB)