Model 2453H-ER Three-Axis Hydraulic Flight Motion Simulator

Ideal Aerosmith’s Three-Axis Hydraulic Flight Motion Simulators are used for development and production hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) testing of guidance and flight control systems for small and medium size vehicles. The flight motion simulators reproduce, in real-time, the high-dynamic rotational responses of an actual vehicle in flight. Our Three-Axis Hydraulic Flight Motion Simulators are configured with efficient, high-torque hydraulic actuators and they are rugged enough to allow high-performance simulations, such as Monte Carlo-type test scenarios, on a time-continuous basis.

Accurate and reliable motion control of the Model 2433HV or the Model 2453H-ER is achieved with a servo-controlled system consisting of direct-drive hydraulic actuators, precision optical encoders, and either an electric or hydraulic drive on the inner axis. The flight motion table is designed to provide optimum dynamic performance when integrated with Ideal Aerosmith’s AERO 4000™ digital motion control system.

  • 2453H-ER
  • 2453H-ER
Options available for


  • 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
  • Configured with two-axis target motion simulator


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Standard Performance Specification & Features:

  • Capacity: 132 lbs (60 Kg)
  • Diameter: 14 in. (350 mm)
  • Length: 24 in. (600 mm)
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
Maximum Acceleration:
  • Inner Axis: 20,000 deg/sec2
  • Middle Axis: 15,000 deg/sec2
  • Outer Axis: 15,000 deg/sec2
Direct-drive, electro-hydraulic servo system
Unlimited rotation for inner axis, limited for middle/outer
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