Emulation of an Advanced G-Seat on the Advanced Simulator for Pilot Training.
Final rept. 20 Dec 75-7 Apr 77,
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX
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An in-house effort was initiated to investigate simple G-seat hardware configurations for the purpose of developing a low-cost approach to G-cuing simulation in flight trainers. The G-seat is a motion and force simulation device which replaces the aircraft seat in a flying training simulator by virtue of its geometry and software drive, it imparts tactile cues to the seated pilot which are representative of the seat forces normally experienced in actual flight. The Air Force and Navy are procuring G-seats for both training and fighter simulators. These G-seats are research devices, and have up to 32 actuators distributed in the seat pan, backrest, and lap belt. These seats can be improved upon with respect to simpler geometry, fewer active components, and more effective drive algorithms. This report describes a research effort on the Air Forces Advanced Simulator for Pilot Training ASPT which culminated in the emulation of an advanced approach to G-seat simulation. The development of the software, the design of the advanced seat components, the implementation of the advanced design on the ASPT, and the results of the study are presented. Author
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