University Of Dayton Upgrade Their Engineering Flight Simulator Visual Display

Dayton’s new visual display, which utilizes the GenesisRTX graphics of the Diamond Visionics Corporation, has now been installed on their MP521 simulator

by Marion Neal | Sunday 8 May 2016

This superb new visual drew praise from the test pilots judging the annual Merlin Flight Simulation Group’s IT FLIES USA competition, held at The University of Dayton last week.

It includes detailed graphics of Heathrow and Gatwick airports, and the visual scene in and around Dayton airport to ensure that the students can fly ‘in their own territory’! Dayton purchased the new visual system in order to enhance undergraduate teaching of flight mechanics and dynamics through to aircraft design, and to enhance the MP521 capability in respect of utilization by the University Research Institute.

Professor Aaron Altman, lead aero design academic at UD said ‘Dayton is the first US university to use the GenesisRTX graphics, which will enable the School of Engineering to keep pace with incoming student expectations for high-definition photo-realistic computer graphics. Providing a more realistic immersive environment allows the students to focus on learning the flight physics and design by hands-on flying.’

Diamond Visionics Vice President Marketing and Sales, Brian Overy commented ‘We were thrilled to provide the students of the University of Dayton the same visual engine that the US and International militaries train with across the globe. Working with the engineers of tomorrow at the university level with Merlin has been an exciting opportunity for us as much as the students.’


Marion Neal
Merlin Products Ltd
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Sunday 8 May 2016 / file under Aerospace | Education