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A flight simulator control system using electric torque motorsControl systems are required in flight simulators to provide representative stick and rudder pedal characteristics. A system has been developed that uses electric dc torque motors instead of the more common hydraulic actuators. The torque motor system overcomes certain disadvantages of hydraulic systems, such as high cost, high power consumption, noise, oil leaks, and safety problems. A description of the torque motor system is presented, including both electrical and mechanical design as well as performance characteristics. The system develops forces sufficiently high for most simulations, and is physically small and light enough to be used in most motion-base cockpits.
Document ID
19750034241
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Musick, R. O.
Wagner, C. A. (NASA Flight Research Center Edwards, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 75-105
Meeting Information
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Aerospace Sciences Meeting(Pasadena, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other