Friday, May 22, 2015

The UI Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL), a unit of the Center for Computer-Aided Design, played a major role in the May 19 Rockwell Collins's performance of the first  successful Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) air combat training flight using production JSAS (Joint Secure Air combat training System) equipment.

The LVC demonstration included a live Aero L-29 jet trainer with the JSAS equipment onboard, emulating a 5th-Gen F-35 fighter, operated by the Operator Performance Lab.  The

training flight was attended by military officials.

Tommy Dodson, vice president and general manager of Surface Solutions for Rockwell Collins, said, “This exercise highlighted that 5th-Gen and 4th-Gen aircraft pilots can both see significant training benefit when simulating a high threat combat environment.”

To view a video of the LVC demonstration, using OPL's Aero L-29 research jet,  go to

To read more about the first Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) training exercise with certified MILS, go to the Rockwell Collins news release at

The Operator Performance Laboratory conducts research on human-in-the-loop and intelligent autonomous systems to increase efficiency, inter-operability, and safety. Systems of particular interest include flight decks, airborne sensor systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems, and automotive user interface systems.  The lab has a long history of working with Rockwell Collins on key avionics projects.