Five-Axis Hydraulic Flight Motion Simulator

The Model 2455H-ER Five-Axis Hydraulic Flight Motion Simulator extends the capabilities of Ideal Aerosmith’s Three-Axis Flight Motion Simulator for Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) seeker/guidance testing, to include target motion simulation. The inner target axis can accommodate an infra-red scene projector, or it can be configured for two target axes as a compact RF range, with multiple feeds and a parabolic collimating reflector.

Ideal Aerosmith’s Five-Axis Hydraulic Flight Motion Simulator is configured with efficient, high torque hydraulic actuators and it is rugged enough to allow high performance simulations - such as Monte Carlo type test scenarios - on a time-continuous basis.

As with our Three-Axis Flight Motion Simulator, this Five-Axis System uses Ideal Aerosmith’s versatile AERO 4000™ Controller to provide real-time motion control via several industry-standard high-speed interfaces. Unique features of the AERO 4000™ Controller for HWIL simulations include:

  • A simple controller configuration; capability to control hydraulic, electric, or any drive combination up to 6 axes with ONLY one (1) controller chassis.
  • Precise and easy tuning with Digital Servo Controls at the Graphic User Interface (GUI); programmable pressure and servo loops to optimize hydraulic axis response.
  • A versatile, COTS-based host communication options for HWIL simulations; SCRAMNet GT, SCRAMNet+, VMIC, xPC Target, or a custom interface is available to minimize communication latency with host computers.
  • Flexible standards-based options for host/controller synchronization; eliminates drift and customer data I/O modification algorithms. AERO 4000™ implements standard GPS, 1 PPS / 10MHz signal pair, or 5000Hz TTL sync options rather than a proprietary time-stamped demand / readout data adjustments.
  • The ability to playback arbitrary multi-axis MotionFiles™ for open-loop baseline tests; provides an easy way to design, save, select, and play MotionFiles™ from the AERO 4000™ GUI for motion scenarios w/o remote host communications.
  • Playback of arbitrary multi-axis MotionFiles™ for open-loop baseline tests; provides the ability to design, save, select, and play MotionFiles™ from the AERO 4000™ GUI for motion scenarios w/o remote host communications.
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  • Five-Axis
Options available for

Five-Axis

  • Custom payload interfaces
  • Limited rotation hydraulic actuator on FMS inner axis
  • Various slip ring packages or wire wrap configurations
  • High-pressure gas joint
  • RF rotary joint
  • Fiber optic rotary joint

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Standard Performance Specification & Features:

Payload:
  • Capacity: 132 lbs (60 Kg)
  • Diameter: 14 in. (350 mm)
  • Length: 24 in. (600 mm)
Target Payload:
  • Capacity: 154 lbs (70 Kg)
Position Accuracy: ±10 arcsec absolute
Maximum Rate:
  • Inner Axis: 7200 deg/sec
  • Middle Axis: up to 400 deg/sec
  • Outer Axis: up to 400 deg/sec
  • Target Inner Axis: 100 deg/sec
  • Target Outer Axis: 100 deg/sec
Maximum Acceleration:
  • Inner Axis: 20,000 deg/sec2
  • Middle Axis: 15,000 deg/sec2
  • Outer Axis: 15,000 deg/sec2
  • Target Inner Axis: 1,200 deg/sec2
  • Target Outer Axis: 1,200 deg/sec2
Direct-drive, electro-hydraulic servo system
AERO 4000™ Controller
Front panel display of status and data
Interfaces: IEEE-488, SCRAMNet or VMIC
User-friendly Ideal Aerosmith Table Language (ATL)
Profile Modes for simulating complex motion profiles
Programmable analog inputs and outputs