Simulation of the TCAS II Computer software is based upon pseudo code algorithms supplied by the FAA as part of the TCAS II Minimum Operational Performance Specification (MOPS). These algorithms used by the TCAS equipment manufacturers to ensure compliance with the FAA requirements.
The Quadrant TCAS product is supplied with 16 deterministic scenarios providing training coverage for each of the RA alerts. These include single and dual intruder scenarios for:
- Corrective RAs
- Preventative RAs
- Reversed RAs
- Crossing RAs
The TCAS PC is interfaced with the Simulator Host Computer to enable Aircraft parameters and Instructor’s inputs to be received by the TCAS simulation. When possible Quadrant will reuse existing hardware interfaces to the TCAS displays but if necessary Quadrant are able to supply additional ARINC 429 capacity via the inclusion of COTS interface cards within the TCAS PC.
Aural warnings are synthesized by the Avionics PC and output to the cockpit loudspeaker system.
Quadrant has developed a cost effective suite of proprietary technology products, aimed at keeping flight simulators up-to-date and in line with aircraft configurations and current regulations.