The defense market’s requirement for inertial sensors, and hence motion simulators, continues to grow with a diverse range of applications. Armed forces continue to demand higher performance from Inertial Navigation Systems (air, land and sea) but also need lower-cost sensors suitable for precision munitions (guided rockets, artillery rounds, etc.) Development, testing, calibration, and servicing of such systems can be accomplished using ACUTRONIC Inertial Guidance Testing Systems (IGTS) that are able to realistically simulate motions in up to three axes simultaneously. Such systems are also suitable for testing of optronic equipment (EOTS), such as pointing devices.
The use of HardWare-In-the-Loop (HWIL) motion simulators during development programs can help reduce time and cost, by minimizing the number of field trials required. The ACUTRONIC portfolio of products suitable for that purpose includes motion simulators with up to five axes. This provides target simulation in two axes, plus three-degrees-of-freedom motion simulation for the unit under test. Further products adapted to this purpose are Target Motion Simulators (TMS) or Dual Target Motion Simulators (DTMS).