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Making flight motion tables invisible
Author(s): Louis A. DeMore; Paul Hollinger; Gary Hirsh
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Paper Abstract

Flight tables can add unwanted dynamics with increased phase lag and gain attenuation to the Hardware-In-The-Loop (HWIL) simulation. By making flight tables "invisible" we reduce the effects of these unwanted dynamics on the simulation giving the simulation engineer a much clearer picture of the test unit's capabilities. Past methods[1] relied on clever servo techniques to reduce these effects. In this paper we look at the mechanical aspects of the flight table; in particular, we study the effects of using composite materials in the fabrication of the flight table gimbals. The study shows that the use of composite gimbals significantly increases the invisibility of the flight table with the potential added benefit of reduced cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2009
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 7301, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XIV, 730103 (22 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818129
Show Author Affiliations
Louis A. DeMore, Point Park Univ. (United States)
Paul Hollinger, Acutronic USA, Inc. (United States)
Gary Hirsh, Acutronic USA, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7301:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XIV
James A. Buford; Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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