Due to an update made by Thales on the driver consoles for the Edmonton Transit System, Aversan was selected to participate in the design and development of an SD-160 simulator for use in re-training drivers. Aversan worked jointly with Thales Canada Transportation Solutions and Thales Canada Defense and Security on this project. The scope of work included: • Requirements generation • Software development • Software integration testing • System integration testing • Design and manufacturing of student station cab consoles for each simulator, including the following: Driver Control Panel with a Thales Train Operator Display and Simulated Siemens Vehicle Operator Display for each console, Input/Output system and custom interface test adapter board to interface train controls to simulation software, Computer system to host the Thales Engineering Simulator, Train Environment and Physics Simulation software, Input/Output software, Creation of the physical cab enclosure. The Student Station is integrated with an Instructor Station and a Window Display, which is a virtual world representation of the guideway from the view of the front window of the SD-160 train. The Instructor Station includes a Soft Driver Control Panel, whereby the instructor can override the trainee’s Driver Control Panel, and a Scenario Control Panel, allowing the instructor to load training simulations, pause simulations and resume simulations from the current state or from previously saved resumption points.
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