Training Systems Modifications

Since 2003, CymSTAR LLC’s core competency is modifying Aircrew Training Devices (ATD) and Maintenance Training Devices (MTD) with on-time or early Ready for Training (RFT) delivery and ZERO discrepancy reports (DR) at acceptances.

  • Reuse/rehost of existing trainer device software into alternate hardware platforms, such as the re-use of Full Flight Simulator (FFS) software to design and develop low-cost commercial Flight Training Devices (FTD).
  • Concurrency upgrades including stimulation and simulation of actual weapons systems units, with emulation of all appropriate interfaces.
    • Flight Management Systems (FMS)
    • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
    • Weather Radar (WXR)
    • Inertial Navigation Systems (INS)
    • Fuel Savings Advisory Systems (FSAS)
    • Terrain Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS)
    • Terrain Avoidance Warning Systems (TAWS)
    • Enhanced Ground-Proximity Warning Systems (EGPWS)
    • Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM)
    • Global Air Traffic Management (GATM)
    • All Weather Flight Control Systems (AWFCS)
    • Enhanced Navigation Systems (ENS)
    • Operational Flight Program (OFP) Updates
    • Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) Upgrades
    • Helmet Mounted Integrated Targeting (HMIT) System
    • …and many more
  • Technology upgrades to improve Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM), or training effectiveness
    • Aerodynamic Upgrade Effort (AUE)
    • Automated Test Guide (ATG) driver systems
    • Electric Control Loading (ECL)
    • Host computer replacements (rehost)
    • Aural Cue System (ACS) sound systems upgrades
    • Input/Output (IO) Systems replacement/upgrade
    • Instructor Operator Station (IOS) upgrades
    • Semi-Automated Forces/Computer Generated Forces (SAF/CGF)
    • …and many more

CymSTAR’s C-130 Aircrew Training System (ATS) Weapons System Trainer (WST) Sound System was the first to achieve Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Level “D” sound on any USAF C-130 trainer.

CymSTAR’s engineering staff possesses years of expertise to interpret, understand, and modify Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEM) designs with minimal alterations to original, fielded systems

  • Systems Engineering
  • Aerodynamic Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

CymSTAR engineers are well versed with interfacing several OEM components (e.g. aircraft avionics, simulation subsystems) with many industry standards and protocols

  • Ethernet
  • SCRAMNet
  • Serial communications (e.g. RS-232, RS-422, others)
  • ARINC standards (e.g. 429, 561, 575, 453/708, others)
  • MIL-STD-1553
  • Video interfacing (e.g. VGA)
  • Digital buses (e.g. HDMI)
  • VMC High Speed Data (HSD)