Carleton University’s Advanced Cognitive Engineering Laboratory was recently granted a Search and Rescue New Initiative Fund (SAR NIF) award. The lab is holding a project kick-off meeting on Wednesday, June 27. A portion of the day is set aside to provide a lab tour to partners and stakeholders involved in this project.
Project partners, stakeholders and media interested in gaining insight into the lab’s new SAR NIF award project are invited to participate in the tour.
This project will provide computer-based training systems and materials to enhance the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) training program. This will be accomplished by providing distributed and web-based training material and flight simulation to CASARA for training spotters and navigators. The systems, called CASARA Virtual Trainers (CVT), will consist of immersive “in-flight” environments and realistic missions that will provide hands-on training in appropriate voice communications, visual-scanning techniques, call-around procedures, planning and executing visual-search patterns, emergency location transmitter homing techniques, map interpretation and GPS navigation.
This simulator technology can also promote inter-operability across CASARA zones and provide a base infrastructure for future distributed virtual search and rescue training exercises. The provision of a web-enabled, common repository for training material ensures ready access to information from anywhere in Canada. This technology will enhance the capacity of Northern and remote operations, in addition to providing a common training environment to all CASARA members.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Ground floor of the VSIM
- Representatives from Department of National Defense (DND), partners with Carleton in the successful application for the award
- Representatives from the National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS) will attend as funding providers for the project
- Representatives from CASARA will attend as participants in the project
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