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Ontology for Objective Flight Simulator Fidelity Evaluation

Durak, Umut and Schmidt, Artur and Pawletta, Thorsten (2014) Ontology for Objective Flight Simulator Fidelity Evaluation. ASIM Mitteilung, AM 151. ARGESIM/ASIM Pub.. ISBN 978-3-901608-44-5.

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The term simulator fidelity has become enormously important in the scope of simulation research, when as-sessing training efficiency and the transfer of training to real flight. It is defined as the degree to which a flight simulator matches the characteristics of the real aircraft. Objective simulator fidelity provides an engineering standard, by attacking the fidelity problem with comparison of simulator and the actual flight over some quantitative cues. Research flight simulation encompasses some differences from commercial flight simulation. It requires high flexibility and versatility concerning the cockpit layout and visual and motion systems, as well as flight simulation models. It shoud be easy to modify the flight simulation model or other soft- and hardware components of the simulator. By this, there is a need for an automatic test method, in order to determine the fidelity of the most relevant simulator subsystems, since they are often modified during the life cycle of the simulator. The Institute of Flight Systems (FT) at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has a reconfigurable flight simulator, the Air Vehicle Simulator (AVES), for research of rotorcraft and fixed-wing aircraft. The study reported in this paper targets a model based testing approach designed to tackle the high flexibility requirement of AVES. This paper presents a metamodel for objective flight simulator evaluation. Metamodeling has been carried out in two levels. An Experimental Frame Ontology (EFO) has been developed adopting experimental frames from Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS), and as an upper ontology to specify a formal structure for simulation test. Then in Objective Fidelity Evaluation Ontology (OFEO) that builds upon EFO, domain specific meta-test definitions are captured.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/94620/
Document Type:Proceedings
Title:Ontology for Objective Flight Simulator Fidelity Evaluation
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Durak, Umutumut.durak (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schmidt, ArturWismar University of Applied SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Pawletta, ThorstenWismar University of Applied SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Date:2014
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:AM 151
DOI :10.13140/2.1.4850.5609
Page Range:pp. 93-100
Publisher:ARGESIM/ASIM Pub.
Series Name:ASIM Mitteilung
ISBN:978-3-901608-44-5
Status:Published
Keywords:Simulator Validation, Metamodeling, Ontologies
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Simulation and Validation
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Flight Dynamics and Simulation
Deposited By: Durak, Umut
Deposited On:20 Jan 2015 12:19
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:51

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