UND Aerospace operates advanced control tower and radar simulators to prepare students for a career in air traffic control. Two of these simulator systems are housed in Ryan Hall:
An Adacel 225° Tower Radar Simulator System (TRSS) occupies two adjacent rooms. One room contains a virtual “tower cab” with a wrap-around visual system that simulates the view from the control tower. The second room contains simulated radar terminals as well as stations for students acting as aircraft pilots operating in the simulated airport environment.
A UFA Radar Lab provides ATC students with the most modern and professional 32-position radar simulation lab in the country. Voice recognition technology allows the simulator to realistically respond to student voice commands. The system is capable of emulating the latest FAA and international radar displays and can run 16 different training scenarios simultaneously.