The Negev Squadron will be the first
unit to deploy the new Squadron Information Management Network (SIM
an advanced information recording and management network available
for training and debriefing available at the squadron level.
A network based mission
debriefing system designed by RADA. SIM NET is composed of the
Ground Debriefing Station (GDS), for aircrew debriefing, and the
Maintenance Debriefing Station (MDS), for maintenance debriefing.
Comprised of commercial PC-based system, GDS processes the flight
data and operation parameters recorded during the flight and
reproduce a graphic display of the actual air combat situation
including all participating aircraft. This reproduction is fully
synchronized with the video and audio recordings.
The system can be used for multiple aircraft training, operational
tactics training and safety events debriefing, as well as
air-to-air and air-to-ground mission debriefing.
Debriefing Systems: system
incorporates two elements, one embedded in the flight data
recorder, which tracks all the databus data flows, and the other –
which process reconstructs, interprets the data and displays it to
the maintenance teams, for evaluation of events and malfunctions
experienced during the flight. The performance analysis is
provided by the use of the dataMARS flight data analysis software
developed by Ampol Technologies. The system synchronizes and
concurrently displays data from up to four video channels, four
audio channels and four Mil1553 databus channels. The system will
be integrated into all the operational aircraft and will also
support the flight testing phase, and acceptance process of the
first F-16I aircraft in Israel. Similar systems are also used for
flight testing, on US Army helicopters and some USAF aircraft.