A simulation platform or training environment starts with a need, evolving through a design to a solution that maximizes pilot and aircrew mission readiness. This evolution requires expert, large scale Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I). Veraxx’s experience and skill across all SE&I disciplines ensure that systems are produced to meet the most stringent requirements, achieving all targets for performance, cost and time-to-delivery.
SE&I encompasses multiple engineering specialties, including:
Veraxx solutions are designed to deliver optimized capabilities for each specific implementation — meaning we do not deliver a proprietary solution to lock you in and limit your training platform’s future performance. We design-in the ability to easily refresh and expand our solutions and associated tactical networking capability based on advances in technology and new aircraft configurations. Our partnerships with original equipment manufacturers and other industry leaders enable us to scale quickly and cost-effectively — giving pilots, aircrews, and instructors across the U.S.military and its allies the confidence that Veraxx’s high-performance, high-fidelity simulators and networked synthetic tactical training environments consistently provide maximum mission readiness.
VSIM is Veraxx’s simulation and training solution core architecture, an ecosystem of key reusable, reconfigurable components.
VSIM reduces execution risk, provides consistent high training system fidelity, reduces development cost and delivery schedule. As the core of our simulation and training solutions, VSIM is integrated with unique aircraft or weapons system attributes, such as aerodynamic models, avionics systems and individual subsystems, resulting in high-fidelity simulation and training solutions and devices.
Veraxx’s VSIM architecture allows maximum reuse and tailoring of key simulator architecture system and subsystem components including:
VSIM has been successfully employed on Veraxx-designed military aviation high-fidelity simulators and training systems, demonstrating its proven ability to be used, tailored and integrated with specific type/model/series aircraft aerodynamic models, avionics and aircraft systems.
By reducing risk and ensuring high performance and fidelity, VSIM uniquely enables Veraxx to consistently deliver simulation and training devices timely and affordably, providing highly realistic training and maximum mission readiness.
VIOS is a suite of reconfigurable software components that accelerates the design and deployment of simulator-specific instructor/operator stations. Designed with open software and interfaces, VIOS is deployed on inexpensive, non-proprietary hardware. The VIOS has a Client-Server architecture which provides extensive configuration flexibility. To minimize interface costs, the Client and Server communicate via standard Ethernet. VIOS comprises the following components: IOS Graphical User Interface (“GUI”), host-based IOS server, GUI page editor, and navigation data editor.
Design and Deployment
The VIOS solution’s client-server architecture provides extensive configuration flexibility. To minimize interface costs, the Client and Server communicate via standard Ethernet. VIOS comprises the following components: IOS Graphical User Interface (“GUI”), host-based IOS server, GUI page editor, and navigation data editor. This allows for rapid and straightforward reconfiguration without relying on non-proprietary components or interfaces.
The GUI software is designed so pages and windows can be added or modified without writing new or additional software. Major components include:
VIOS can be installed by either the customer or Veraxx. However, the implementation is usually highly-tailored to a specific set of training requirements. Veraxx is the provider of choice for initial installation, integration and desired customization.
MACCE is a suite of modular S/W components operating in a common computing environment that accelerate the design and deployment of Real-Time cyclic programs — the core of complex simulators and training systems. MACCE was designed to foster maximum reuse of a simulation environment on multiple training systems with different vehicle systems. MACCE is a government off the shelf (GOTS) product that is maintained and improved by Veraxx, currently for use within the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps.
MACCE’s flexibility allows multiple use cases. Designed with open software and interfaces, MACCE can be deployed on inexpensive, non-proprietary hardware. MACCE works with Veraxx Plot Monitor Control (VPMC) to manipulate and measure symbol data.
MACCE was designed to accelerate the design and deployment of real-time software programs. Its common computing environment is the core of complex simulators and training systems, while its flexibility allows it to be used to support multiple applications, including:
Design and Deployment
MACCE is designed with open software and interfaces which enables it to be deployed on cost-effective, non-proprietary hardware.
Incorporating commonality, modularity and non-proprietary technologies for ease of upgrades, MACCE allows the use of a variety of simple to complex hardware platforms; no special hardware is required, and leading avionics platforms are supported. MACCE can also run standalone, in non-real-time, and on single-CPU computers.
Key features and functions include:
MACCE can be installed by either the customer or Veraxx, for complete flexibility in implementation. Veraxx is the provider of choice for installation and integration. Ongoing technical support is available.
VPMC interfaces with MACCE, providing MACCE symbol manipulation capability and measuring tools. The VPMC client receives symbol data and allows the user to change the symbol data remotely, then display the symbol data on a graphical chart.
VPMC provides a UDP interface between the MACCE-driven host and the VPMC client application. Interface configuration is set in a VPMC configuration file, that provides communication socket settings, and standard application customization. During startup, the VPMC server reads all available global symbols from the MACCE database management file and provides the VPMC client with a list. The symbols are shown in an update list or strip chart. The symbol update list displays the 60hz value of a symbol, and the user can change the value of that symbol. The plot frame gives the user the ability to graph four symbols on a strip chart. The plot lines and the strip chart are configurable as well.
Design and Deployment
Through its interface with MACCE, VPMC offers a modular, non-proprietary, easily configurable approach to simulator data acquisition and analysis.
VPMC can be installed by either the customer or Veraxx, for complete flexibility in implementation. Veraxx is the provider of choice for installation and integration. Ongoing technical support is available.
VDASS consists of one or more video servers which capture video (e.g., ISR video) from several sources and make the video streams available throughout an ethernet network to any number of viewing clients. Each viewer is capable of displaying up to 16 video streams.
Design and Deployment
VDASS is designed to expand as requirements evolve, easily incorporating multiple Servers and Clients. The base VDASS package includes one VDASS Server, two Viewer Clients, and a product manual.
VDASS can be installed by either the customer or Veraxx, for complete flexibility in implementation. Veraxx is the provider of choice for installation and integration. Ongoing technical support is available.