Ideal Aerosmith manufactures high-precision and high-dynamic three- and five-axis flight motion simulation systems for the development and production testing of Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) missile guidance and seeker packages. We are uniquely qualified to design, fabricate, install and commission:

  • High-dynamic missile flight motion simulators (hydraulic drives)
  • High-dynamic missile flight motion simulators with precision accuracy (electric drives)
  • Target Motion Systems (hydraulic and/or electric drives, linear or curvilinear axes)
  • Missile fin aerodynamic load simulators (electric or hydraulic actuation)
  • High performance HWIL digital motion controllers

Ideal Aerosmith’s FMS / HWIL systems are configured with the AERO4000™ Digital Motion Controller. This controller is Ideal Aerosmith’s flagship controller and an essential component of our larger motion simulation systems.

Product Solutions

Electric Flight Motion Simulation / HWIL Systems

These systems feature high-torque, direct-drive DC brushless motors that provide a very attractive torque-to-weight ratio when compared to electric brush-type DC drive motors. Specific product solutions include:

Ideal Aerosmith's 2003HP is designed for ease of operation, yet allows for the performance of complex motion profiles.
2003HP Three-Axis Precision Motion Simulation Table System
1 Arc Sec +/-
18 to 32 inch diameter
Ideal Aerosmith's 1583G is optimized to provide high dynamic Hardware In the Loop (HWIL) testing for smart weapons technology.
1583 Three-Axis Positioning and Rate Table System
30 Arc Sec +/-
10 inch diameter
Ideal Aerosmith's 1573P test tables are servo-controlled systems that feature direct-drive DC brushless motors, precision optical encoders and a microprocessor.
1573P Three Axis Positioning and Rate Table System
10 Arc Sec +/-
18 to 32 inch diameter

Hydraulic Flight Motion Simulation / HWIL Systems

These systems feature high-torque hydraulic actuators that provide a very attractive torque-to-weight ratio when compared to electric drive motors with similar torque output. Specific product solutions include:

  • Five- Axis Hydraulic Flight Motion Simulator
  • Aeroload Simulation System
Ideal Aerosmith's 2433HV features a geared hydraulic drive.
2433HV Three-Axis Hydraulic Flight Motion Simulator
Three
150 LBS
14 inches
30 inches
Ideal Aerosmith's 2453H-ER features a direct-drive DC brushless motor.
2453H-ER Three-Axis Electro-Hydraulic Flight Motion Simulator
Three
132 LBS
14 inches
24 inches

Target Motion / HWIL Systems

Target motion system solutions may consist of various configurations such as a two-axis gimbal (i.e. rotary) system, a linear X-Y system, curvilinear X-Y system or dual X-Y system. Any of the Ideal Aerosmith target motion systems are compatible with our three-axis flight motion simulation systems. Specific product solutions include:

  • Model 2452H Two-Axis Hydraulic Target Flight Motion Simulator
  • Single-Axis, X-Y And DUAL X-Y Target Motion Simulator