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New HWIL motion system developments
Author(s): John M. Carter
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Paper Abstract

Performance and payload capacity requirements for hardware- in-the-loop motion systems have been growing. This paper describes several new systems that have advanced the state- of-the-art. A Four-Axis, electrically driven system weights 50 tons, has a 20,000-pound payload capacity, and approaches 1-arc second pointing accuracy. Several new hydraulic Five- Axis Flight Motion Simulators (FMS) have larger payload and increased acceleration/bandwidths. An environmentally hardened three-axis open range FMS will be installed atop a 300-foot tower. A new dual-target motion system installed at DERA in the UK is 56 feet wide, 41 feet tall, and has a 12- meter target radius. An electric Five-Axis FMS is under construction for the ballistic missile defense program. This machine will have continuous displacement on the three UUT axes and inner target axis, and achieves high dynamic and pointing accuracy with a 32-kg, 63-cm diameter payload. A new state-space controller has been developed for all Carco simulators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4366, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing VI, (31 August 2001);
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John M. Carter, Carco Electronics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4366:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing VI
Robert Lee Murrer Jr., Editor(s)

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