The 2443HV is one of Ideal Aerosmith’s standard Three-Axis Flight Motion Simulator models designed for Hardware-In-The-Loop (HWIL) Seeker Guidance Testing. This system is configured for interfacing to an RF chamber. Extremely efficient hydraulic actuators allow high system utilization, such as Monte Carlo-type test scenarios, on a time-continuous basis. This three-axis FMS system is controlled with Ideal’s flexible AERO4000™ Controller which provides real-time motion control via several industry-standard high-speed interfaces.

The 2443HV features a geared hydraulic drive on the innermost axis, high-performance direct drive hydraulic vane actuators on the Middle and Outer axes and precision optical encoders on all axes. The AERO4000™ digital signal processor (DSP) based controller provides accurate and reliable motion control. The user can operate the FMS from the AERO4000™ Graphic User Interface for local control, or remotely via a computer interface. It affords easy operation, and can accommodate the Ideal Aerosmith Table Language (ATL) for remote operation. The AERO4000™ controller comes standard with IEEE-488, RS-232, and Ethernet communication interfaces.

Features of the 2443HV


  • Position Accuracy: ±10 arc sec
  • Middle and Outer Axis Rates: 500 deg/sec
  • Rate Accuracy: ±0.1%
  • Inner axis rate: 1000 deg/sec
  • Rack-mounted AERO4000™ Digital Controller
    • Front panel display of status and data
    • Local and remote operation
    • Trapezoidal velocity profiles (in rate mode) with programmable velocity and acceleration
    • Sinusoidal motion generator, with programmable amplitude and frequency
    • Profile mode for position, velocity, and flight (PVA) commands
    • Programmable analog inputs and outputs

Special Features

  • RF shielding enclosure integrated into the base structure design with accommodations for interfacing table base to RF chamber and customer wiring penetrations
  • Table base configured with an actuated linear positioning system and multiple mounting/anchoring positions to simplify test article loading and system calibration
  • Vertical base design that will accommodate either a vertical or horizontal outer axis orientation. (vertical outer axis shown in photograph)
  • Middle axis gimbal that accommodates interchangeable inner axis drive designs to satisfy future testing requirements

Options of the 2443HV

  • Servo valves and manifolds providing 600 deg/sec rates on middle and outer axes
  • Various slip ring packages or wire wrap configurations
  • Electric drive assembly on inner axis to satisfy high-speed test requirements
  • SCRAMNet or VMIC reflective-memory interfaces
  • GPS and/or 10MHz timing synchronization module