The 2455H-ER extends the capabilities of Ideal’s three-axis FMS systems 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. Extremely efficient hydraulic actuators allow high system utilization – such as Monte Carlo-type test scenarios – on a time-continuous basis.

As with our three-axis FMS systems, Ideal’s flexible AERO4000™ Controller affords real-time motion control via several industry-standard high-speed interfaces.

The 2455H-ER features a direct-drive DC brushless motor for the innermost (Roll) axis, high performance hydraulic vane actuators on the remaining four axes, and precision optical encoders on all axes. The AERO4000™ digital signal processor-based (DSP) 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 2455H-ER

  • Position Accuracy: ±10 arc sec
  • Inter-axis Orthogonality: 30 arc sec
  • Axes intersection: ±0.02” (±0.5mm)
  • Rate Accuracy: ±0.01%
  • Roll axis rates up to 20 Hz (1200 RPM)
  • 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

Options of the 2455H-ER

  • Various slip ring packages or wire wrap configurations
  • Systran Corporation SCRAMNet or VMIC shared-memory interfaces