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Improving the fidelity of hydraulic flight motion simulators
Author(s): Mark L. Avory; Rudy L. Schneider
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Paper Abstract

Because they are capable of subjecting massive payloads to the high accelerations that typical HWIL simulation scenarios require, it is commonly accepted in the industry that hydraulically-driven flight motion simulators (FMS) offer advantages over other technologies. However, their small-signal performance does not traditionally match that of their electromechanical counterparts. This paper presents design improvements in the direct-drive hydraulic servo that improve accuracy and extend bandwidth, thereby closing the performance gap with electromechanical servos. The paper reports system performance improvements predicted by comprehensive mathematical simulation. These new design concepts are being applied to a 3-axis motion simulator test bed model, whose testing will be reported in a follow-up report.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2007
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6544, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XII, 65440B (30 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.717162
Show Author Affiliations
Mark L. Avory, Ideal Aerosmith, Inc. (United States)
Rudy L. Schneider, Ideal Aerosmith, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6544:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XII
Robert Lee Murrer Jr., Editor(s)

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