A Theoretical Investigation of Power and Control Configurations for a High G-Onset Centrifuge Drive System.
Final technical rept. Jun 78-May 79,
TRINITY UNIV SAN ANTONIO TX DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE
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An investigation of both the power drive system and the control system for high G-onset rates in a human centrifuge was carried out. Although the analysis was general, much of it specifically considered the AF 37V-1 centrifuge at Brooks AFB. It is shown that an electric drive system, and gondola passenger control of G forces results in a system capable of simulating aerial combat maneuvers. The drive system consists of an SCR control of the A.C. line voltage applied to D.C. motors. The control system provides for cockpit stick control of the centrifuges angular velocity and angular acceleration. Author
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