Motion simulators are designed to simulate the motion that an object will be subjected to. They can be used for a variety of applications, such as the evaluation and testing of sensors and inertial components and systems, and vehicle or flight system testing or training.

 

Motion simulators are typically classified based on the number of axes of motion they are designed to simulate; a product's number of axes also determines its uses and applications.

 

Axes

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Single-axis

Rate table

Calibration of angular positioning devices (accelerometers, gyroscopes, etc.)

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Two-axis

Dual-axis

Calibration of sensors and inertial components

 motion simulators and rate tables selection guide

Three-axis

 

Flight / target trajectory simulation

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Four-axis

 

Flight simulation / entertainment

 

Five-axis

 

Flight simulation / entertainment

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Six-axis

Motion platform

Flight / vehicle motion simulation

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