WITTENSTEIN aerospace & simulation at ITEC 2011 in Cologne: Control Loading & Vibration
WITTENSTEIN aerospace & simulation GmbH on stand number D160 / Presentation at ITEC Conference about the system design and performance specification of our Vibration Platform (May, 12, 2011 at 02:00 pm)
3- axis Vibration Platform
The high performance 3-axis vibration platform replicates vibration cues that are representative of actual helicopter flight cues. This new vibration platform offers unprecedented realism for helicopter-specific mission training, including offshore, emergency medical services, law enforcement, long line, high-altitude, corporate, and other operations. When accurately simulated, vibrations combine with visual and sound system cues to ensure that the aircrew develops proper skill-sets while experiencing representative workloads. Vibrations in helicopters, in addition to creating a realistic operating environment, provide the aircrew with rotor system dynamic feedback critical to their ability to control the aircraft.
The vibration platform uses compact industrial actuators integrated into a mechanical frame assembly to provide vertical, longitudinal and lateral vibration of a simulator cockpit. The control of the vibration platform is implemented to provide the correct spectrum, amplitude and trend of vibration across the aircraft operating envelope. The spectrum is considered in two parts; the discrete frequencies from the main rotor blade passing frequency and the base spectrum of random noise.
The integrated motor gearbox assembly offers proven and highly precise industrial drive technology whilst having compact configuration and size. Control and power supply components are centrally placed in the electrical cabinet being used as an ease plug in module to start and run the system.The control software controls and monitors the system. It also enables the user to individually configure the system for different helicopter types. An Ethernet interface is used to connect and synchronise the Vibration Platform with the host computer.
WITTENSTEIN aerospace & simulation GmbH
The name WITTENSTEIN aerospace & simulation GmbH is synonymous with innovative actuator systems for aerospace technology and flight simulators. Around 50 staff are employed in research, development, design and production at various locations in the UK, the USA and Germany. The servo systems are used in the Airbus A380 and numerous other civilian and military aircraft programmes as well as in flight and helicopter simulators. The company is approved and certified as a production and maintenance organisation capable of meeting the special requirements in the aerospace sector according to EASA 21G and 145 (European Aviation Safety Agency).
WITTENSTEIN aerospace & simulation is one of eight Business Units of WITTENSTEIN AG. High-precision planetary gearheads, complete electromechanical drive systems and AC servo systems are among the successful products manufactured by this Igersheim-based high-tech company.