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Keeping up with dynamics of next generation missiles
Author(s): Michael A. Warden; Robin Hauser; Peter Hofstetter; Martin Kägi; Matthias Meier; Walter Rindlisbacher; Anastasios Stomas; Peter Wälti
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Paper Abstract

In an effort to comply with the increasing quest for higher dynamics and increased inertia of test units modern HWIL-systems are employing increasingly larger hydraulic actuators. A new 3-axis flight motion simulator with increased performance is reviewed. Also future trends of the HWIL-systems are discussed both for hydraulic and electric actuators. Some drawbacks of hydraulic systems, including increased acoustic noise levels and extensive service and maintenance requirements from the hydraulic power unit, limited stroke of the actuators for large systems and poor small signal performance are discussed and compared to the performance of electric actuators. Can the electric actuators advantages make up for the power density performance gap?

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6942, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XIII, 694203 (11 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.783480
Show Author Affiliations
Michael A. Warden, Acutronic Switzerland AG (Switzerland)
Robin Hauser, Acutronic Switzerland AG (Switzerland)
Peter Hofstetter, Acutronic Switzerland AG (Switzerland)
Martin Kägi, Acutronic Switzerland AG (Switzerland)
Matthias Meier, Acutronic Switzerland AG (Switzerland)
Walter Rindlisbacher, Acutronic Switzerland AG (Switzerland)
Anastasios Stomas, Acutronic Switzerland AG (Switzerland)
Peter Wälti, Acutronic Switzerland AG (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6942:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XIII
Robert Lee Murrer Jr., Editor(s)

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