Orchid® Sound System

Simulator Control Room Sound Generation

Orchid® Sound System (Orchid® SS) is L3 MAPPS’ application for simulating plant sounds in the main control room. Orchid® SS is designed to enhance simulations with a set of sounds played through the simulator sound system, allowing for a truly realistic training experience. Orchid® SS supports a variety of sounds and noises, from control room ventilation background noise, to the opening of Atmospheric Steam Valves or the winding up of the large Reactor Cooling Pumps.

Orchid® SS uses DirectX technology to play recorded “.wav” plant sounds automatically triggered by the simulation models. Orchid® SS allows the remote activation of these sounds in a continuous or single play-fashion. Special sound algorithms such as audio count rates are also supported.

Features

  • Multi-channel system
  • Full control of individual sound volume and frequency
  • Global sound volume control
  • Client/server architecture
  • Can be used in classroom simulators to provide full audible feedback

Benefits

  • Supports full range of sounds and noises
  • Provides audibly realistic training sessions
  • Inexpensive implementation of sound generator
  • Supports use of off-the-shelf sound cards
  • Can be connected to commercially available speaker systems

MARINE SYSTEMS AND SIMULATION

Naval vessel control systems, land-based and on-board simulators and turnkey training solutions.

POWER SYSTEMS AND SIMULATION

Real-time power plant simulators and simulator modernization for all plant types and CANDU plant computer systems.

SPACE SYSTEMS AND SIMULATION

Real-time simulators for robotic systems and satellites to support simulation-based design and operations / maintenance training.