Six-Degree-of-Freedom (6-DOF) Simulator for Weapon Testing
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ TECHNICAL SUPPORT DIRECTORATE
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A six-degree-of freedom 6-DOF simulator has been constructed and implemented as a test bed for military vehicles and individual weapon systems. These weapon systems are either attached directed to the simulator or connected to vehicle sections suspended from it. Simulation includes firing and response to firing loads using appropriate conversion and movement which parallels weapon firing in the field. While firing, the weapon systems can be moved in either simple harmonic motion driven by a signal generator or complex motion obtained from a field tape operated by a digital computer. Vibrations typical of the field environment are input through the actuator.
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