Unsurpassed Immersion into the Training Environment
The Cockpit Vibration System coupled with the Pilot and Copilot Motion Seats provides the rotary-wing aircraft crew with the most realistic vibratory, impulse, onset, and sustained motion cueing available.
The Cockpit Vibration System is a powerful and robust truncated short stroke six-degree-of-freedom motion system. The system consists of:
- Six servo actuators with an Ethernet Interface controlling pitch, roll, yaw, surge, sway, and heave
- The system includes numerous safety and monitoring devices and can accommodate payloads in excess of 4,000 lbs at frequencies exceeding 24Hz
- Especially well-suited to provide vibratory and impulse cueing
- Vibratory cues are low magnitude repetitive movements at frequencies below 25Hz including rough weather, blade rotation, out-of-balance rotor, rotor gearbox malfunctions, and tail rotor
- Impulse cues are one-time events such as bird strikes, landing gear extension, and retraction and landings
- Fully electric servo controlled seats are equipped with a back pan which imparts surge and sway cues while a seat pan provides heave, roll, and optionally, surge (an adjunct to seat back surge) cues
- Exceptionally effective in creating onset and sustained motion cueing
- Onset cues are vestibular cues which impart the sensation of movement to the pilot and are generally followed by a gradual fade back to neutral in preparation for the next onset cue; Sustained cues are onset cues that are maintained for the duration of a maneuver
When the Cockpit Vibration System and the Motion Seats are incorporated into a training device that is coupled with a Visual Display and Control Loading System, the results are an unsurpassed immersion into the training environment.