A professional full-motion simulator is an advanced simulation device usually used to train pilots, drivers or operators to simulate various vehicles in the real world, such as aircraft, cars, ships, etc. These simulators provide a highly realistic experience, allowing operators to practice a variety of tasks and situations in a relatively safe environment. Below Nanjing Full Control will introduce in detail the composition and functions of each part of the professional full motion simulator:
1. Motion Platform:
- The motion platform is the core component of the full motion simulator and is used to simulate the motion and vibration of vehicles. It usually includes six degrees of freedom (6-DOF) motion, which can simulate six directions of movement during flight or driving: up and down, front and back, left and right, pitch, yaw and roll.
- The function of the motion platform is to provide real motion sensations, including acceleration, deceleration, turning, bumps, etc., so that the operator can feel a physical experience similar to actual operation.
2. Control Console and Instrumentation:
- Consoles and instrument panels usually simulate the operation console and instrument panel of a vehicle, providing real-time information and control functions.
- The console of a flight simulator usually includes flight joysticks, throttles, foot pedals and other control devices.
- The instrument panel includes flight instruments, engine instruments, navigation systems, communication equipment, etc. to provide the information required by the operator.
3. Visual System:
- A vision system is used to provide the visual environment within the simulator, often including multiple high-resolution monitors or projectors to create a realistic view of the exterior.
- Advanced simulators can also use panoramic projection systems or virtual reality technology to provide a more immersive visual experience.
- The goal of the visual system is to simulate the external landscape of the vehicle in different environments, including the sky, the ground, the water surface, etc.
4. Audio System:
- The audio system is used to simulate the sounds of vehicles and environmental sounds, including engine sounds, wind sounds, communication sounds, etc.
- This helps the operator better perceive the simulated environment and provides a sense of sound direction to enhance the realism of the simulation.
5. Control Software and Computer Systems:
- The control software is responsible for managing various parts of the simulator, coordinating the motion platform, visual system, audio system, etc. to ensure synchronized operation.
- Computer systems often include high-performance hardware to run complex physical models and simulation environments.
- The operator can use the interface on the console to set simulation parameters, scenarios and flight plans.
6. Data Recording and Playback System:
- Simulators can usually record operator operations and data during the simulation process for subsequent analysis and training evaluation.
- Operators can replay simulations at any time to check and improve their operations.
- The simulator's cockpit is designed to be as close as possible to the cockpit of an actual vehicle to provide a sense of reality.
- The cockpit usually includes comfortable seats, joysticks, foot pedals, instrument panels, consoles, etc.
In short, a professional full-motion simulator consists of a motion platform, console and instrument panel, visual system, audio system, control software and computer system, data recording and playback system, and cockpit. These parts work together to provide a highly realistic vehicle simulation experience for training and training evaluation. These simulators play a key role in areas such as flying, driving, and ship operations, helping operators improve their skills, reduce the risk of accidents, and reduce training costs.