Boom Operator Station (BOS)


Protobox LLC designed and constructed a KC-135 Boom Operator Station for refueling studies at the Air Force Research Laboratories. The simulator incorporates genuine KC-135 parts and controls, while incorporating Pancake Window technology to provide realistic depth and parallex cues to the boom operator.

Studies conducted include aerial refueling over long distance networks and Unmanned Air Vehicle refueling strategies. The simulator is unique in design and capability.