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Development and operation of a real-time simulation at the NASA Ames Vertical Motion SimulatorThe Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS) facility at the NASA Ames Research Center combines the largest vertical motion capability in the world with a flexible real-time operating system allowing research to be conducted quickly and effectively. Due to the diverse nature of the aircraft simulated and the large number of simulations conducted annually, the challenge for the simulation engineer is to develop an accurate real-time simulation in a timely, efficient manner. The SimLab facility and the software tools necessary for an operating simulation will be discussed. Subsequent sections will describe the development process through operation of the simulation; this includes acceptance of the model, validation, integration and production phases.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Sweeney, Christopher
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Sheppard, Shirin
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Chetelat, Monique
(SYRE; NASA, Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: In: AIAA Flight Simulation Technologies Conference, Monterey, CA, Aug. 9-11, 1993, Technical Papers (A93-52651 23-09)
Subject Category
Research And Support Facilities (Air)
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 93-3575
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