Simulation Systems Support

Since 1990, JFTI personnel have worked at the Manned Flight Simulator (MFS) at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Patuxent River, providing services to many different MFS laboratories and associated projects.   At the core of the MFS are flight simulation and stimulation laboratories supporting flight-testing operations, R&D, Test & Evaluation, and Fleet training.   This ground test facility tests naval aviation hardware and software in a safe and controlled environment.

The laboratory architecture is generic, modular, and flexible by design, allowing the various simulation cockpits, eight lab stations, and other simulation assets to be reconfigured in a matter of minutes.  Multiple customers can “fly” simultaneously, either singly, or interactively. Simulation sessions are scheduled hourly for testing, training, research, or technological development.

A JFTI employee flies Patuxent River's V-22 flight simulator over a nearly real simulation of the base and surrounding terrain.








JFTI employees work in the heart of the MFS operation, developing, operating, and maintaining the systems for both the simulation and stimulation laboratories, including:

  • Laboratory Management
  • Laboratory Operations and Maintenance Team
  • Laboratory Software Engineers
    • Avionics Modeling
    • System Executive Software
    • Software Interface Software
  • Laboratory Hardware Engineers
    • Electrical
    • Mechanical
    • RF/IR/EO
    • Aircraft Equipment
  • Visual System Database Developers
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Administrative and Financial Support
  • Parts Control
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