Electromechanical Sensors feedback

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Electromechanical Sensors Feedback on a Flight Simulator

Application Summary

The goal of any flight simulator is to create the most realistic environment possible and comply with applicable regulations such as 14 CFR 60 from the FAA. As simulators move away from hydraulic towards electromechanical actuators, a greater amount of fidelity is now available to simulate reality. This requires high accuracy load cells and torque sensors to provide closed loop, force feedback for these actuators.

Products in Use

Customised load cells and torque sensors designed to integrate seamlessly into electromechanical actuators.

simulator force feedback

How It Works
  1. Load cells and torque sensors are in the actuators of the flight simulation unit
  2. These sensors measure the forces and moments generated by the actuators.
  3. The sensor’s signals sent to the control system via analogue and digital amplifiers.  This provides a closed loop control feedback.  It also emulates a realistic flight environment.
  4. Additionally, 3DoF and 6DoF sensors can be incorporated into the pilot controls to provide closed-loop Haptic control in parallel with actuation system.

Also please note these application illustrations are purely concept.

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About FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is an innovative leader in the design and manufacture of sensors and test and measurement instruments. Firstly, the Sensor range that FUTEK specialises in includes: Load CellsTorque SensorsMulti Axis SensorsPressure Sensors, Custom Load Cells and Sensors, Strain Gauge Amplifiers, Panel Mount Displays, Digital Hand Held Displays plus High Resolution USB Output Modules.

Secondly, founded in 1985.  FUTEK provides Aerospace and Defence, Pharmaceutical and Medical, Engineering, Research and Manufacturing markets.  With in-house customisation, engineering, integration, calibration, product life-cycle planning, warranty, and support services.

In addition, FUTEK’s product quality and in-house support is brilliant.  All products manufactured at the company’s Irvine, California USA factory; facility certified to ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 17025 accredited quality management standards.

Finally, Metromatics proudly back up the FUTEK product range.  With local knowledge, service and support to our customers in Australia and New Zealand.

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