Request for Quotation Questionnaire

Questions about the ORIGINAL SIMULATOR:

1. What is the aircraft type of the simulator?


2. Who built the simulator?


3. In what year was the simulator built?


4. What type of simulator is it (OFT, CPT, etc.)?


5. What level of certification does it meet?


6. In what programming language are the simulator models (aero, engine, etc.) written?


7. What is the vendor and model of the original computer?


8. What is the operating system version of the original computer?


Questions about the REHOST SIMULATOR (if any):

9. Who rehosted the simulator computer?


10. In what year was it rehosted?


11. What is the vendor and model of the rehost computer?


12. What is the operating system version of the rehost computer?


Questions about the CURRENT IOS:

13. In what programming language is the IOS software written?


14. What type of graphical hardware is used by the IOS?


15. On what computer does the IOS run? Is it the same machine as the one that runs the simulator models?


16. What type of hardware/software interface is used to connect the IOS to the host (HSD, DR11-W, Ethernet, buslink, etc.)?


17. Is there a special name or acronym used to describe the IOS system (e.g., MAGGS, TWIST, etc.)?


18. Are there any remote input devices (hard-wired push buttons, remote keypads, separate PC's, etc.) into hich the instructor enters data? Please list each of these devices along with its purpose and how it is connected to the IOS or host.


19. What is the name of the IOS page compiler language?


20. Is there an offline compiler?


21. Please indicate the number of pages of each type listed below that are included in the current IOS:


______ Maps
______ ILS/GCA
______ Tactics

Other graphical pages (please also name the type below)
______ _____________________________________
______ _____________________________________
______ _____________________________________
______ _____________________________________

______ Daily/Morning Readiness
______ Malfunction

Other text pages (please also name the type below)
______ _____________________________________
______ _____________________________________
______ _____________________________________
______ _____________________________________


22. How many colors does the current IOS display system support?


23. How many displays does the IOS use? How are they used (e.g., one for maps, the other for data)?


24. Is Independent Crew Training currently available? If so, describe briefly how it works.


25. How many lesson plans are used? How many missions? Please elaborate.


Questions about the ORIGINAL IOS (if different from the current IOS, otherwise please skip to Question # 34):

26. In what year was the original IOS replaced? Who did it?


27. What type of graphical hardware was used by the original IOS?


28. What computer did the original IOS run on? Was it the same machine as the one that ran the simulator models?


29. What type of hardware/software interface was used to connect the original IOS to the host (HSD, DR11-W, Ethernet, buslink, etc.)?


30. Is there a special name or acronym used to describe the original IOS system (e.g., MAGGS, TWIST, etc.)?


31. Were there any remote input devices (hard-wired push buttons, remote keypads, separate PC's, etc.) into which the instructor entered data? Please list each of these devices along with its purpose and how it was connected to the IOS or host.


32. What was the name of the IOS page compiler language?


33. Was there an offline compiler?


Questions about the NEW IOS UNDER CONSIDERATION:

34. Which hardware buttons or other devices (freezes, etc.) would you like to move to the touchscreen in the new IOS?


35. Were any desirable IOS features lost in the past (due to a simulator rehosting, IOS replacement, or for Whatever reason) that you would like to have restored?


36. What other changes would you like?