Flight Simulation Test Facilty (FSTF)
Flight simulation laboratory hosts an engineering simulation based on simulink implementation of the equations of motion. Flight simulation is used for a variety of reasons, including flight training (mainly of pilots), the design and development of the aircraft itself, and research into flight dynamics and handling qualities. The use of flight simulators for training in complex and potentially dangerous situations (e.g. engine failure, systems failure, structural damage etc) is a critically important area in aircraft development.
In addition to the cockpit interfaced simulator, the flight simulation laboratory contains three PC based flight simulator. Of these, one is configured with hardware to simulate fighter type aircraft controls, another is configured to simulate general aviation type aircraft controls, and the third is configured to simulate a glider type aircraft controls. These three simulators have provision to incorporate the dynamics of other aircraft.