The AATD, which will be configured as a Cessna 172, will be used by the School of Psychology’s Decision Processes Laboratory (DPL) led by Dr. Rick Thomas.
It will be used as an experimental platform to investigate decision support applications designed to aid pilot understanding and use of next generation display technologies.
The Mentor AATD will include Frasca’s Northstar Wi-Fi wireless GPS interface, which allows tablet devices with aviation software to be used in the simulator cockpit.
This integration provides the pilot the ability to use common aviation software interactively in the simulator. The Mentor also includes a Garmin G1000 system, Garmins GFC 700 autopilot and FRASCA’s TruVision Global visual system.