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A Revolutionary Flight Simulator For Tactical Flight Training

ATFS-400 Model 31 PHOENIX Performance Capabilities

  • Maximum Sustained Gz: up to +20 Gz / -4 Gz
  • Sustained Gx: +6 Gx
  • Gz onset (G/s): up to15 G/sec

ATFS-400 Model 31 PHOENIX Improvements

  • Longer and stiffer arm
    • Increased stiffness – greater than 100%
    • Reduced Coriolis – pilot further away from the center of rotation
  • Direct Main Drive System – the main drive system incorporates a direct drive motor that is coupled to the main shaft in the pedestal assembly. This arrangement allows for smoother accelerations and decelerations.
  • Direct Drive Dual Pitch and Roll Gimbal Motors have been incorporated to improve pitch and roll response and to provide a safety backup in the event of a pitch or roll motor failure.
  • Expanded Field of View Visuals – the projected dome visual display has been increased to a baseline 210° horizontal x 120° vertical out-the-window view.
  • Total System Bandwidth increased to >4 Hz, which allows the ATFS-400 Model 31 to accurately follow aeromodel commands to replicate the motion and “signature frequency” of the simulated aircraft.

The PHOENIX Centrifuge design integrates five unique proprietary systems developed by ETC over nearly three decades. These are the high performance “flyable” motion system, aircraft specific and interchangeable Cockpit Modules™, G-Pointing® motion control system, Signature Technology™ and a 3D Virtual Battlespace. The ATFS-400 combines and integrates these unique technologies into a system with high dynamic bandwidth and low control cycle lag, similar to a 4th or 5th generation tactical aircraft. Precisely matching the physical and virtual response of a specific type and model aircraft creates a simulator experience that closely emulates the actual aircraft experience. The PHOENIX Centrifuge provides a learning environment with realistic physiological stresses and virtual experiences, and tasks the pilot to master the hands-on skills while coping with tactical environmental stresses. The simulated experience can emulate aircraft performance at the edge of the flight envelope and provide dynamic correspondence for conditions not feasible in current generation flight simulators.

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