Ride Motion Simulator Seat Comparison Experiments in Support of the National Automotive Center's COMBATT Program
Final rept. Apr-Sep 1999
TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI
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This report describes and documents only the work performed by the Motion Base Technologies MBT Team in the Physical Simulation Laboratory using the Ride Motion Simulator RMS. The MBT Team conducted an experiment using the RMS for the National Automotive Center NAC in support of the CoMmercially BAsed Tactical Truck COMBATT program. The NAC is exploring the feasibility of using and modifying commercially based trucks for military applications. A primary goal of this feasibility is to match or exceed the performance characteristics of the High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle HMMWV. The purpose of this experiment was to compare different seats. These seats were mounted to the RMS and put under motion while being occupied by humans. These occupants sat on a seat cushion accelerometer and rested their back on another. Responses were recorded for each run. This report only represents the work done on the RMS during these experiments and does not incorporate any findings of the other parties involved. The experiments were conducted by the MBT Team AMSTA-TR-VP, in Building 215, at TARDEC from April to September 1999.
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