The DLR Robotic Motion Simulator developed at the RMC is a new type of motion simulation platform based on a standard industrial robot. By changing its modular input instruments, it is possible to implement different flight and driving simulations. This requires a dynamic simulation of the vehicle dynamics and a “washout” filter adapted to the robots dynamics. The filter is responsible for the real-time path planning of the system. Equipped with two endless rotating axes, the simulator is able to reproduce inverted flights, barrel rolls, and skidding man oeuvres.
Additionally, the institute maintains a second robot-based flight simulator equipped with an original DA42 cockpit and a 220° visualization dome. These systems are being used for research in human-machine interfaces, development and testing of vehicle and flight control algorithms, and psychological studies.