The next generation in motion simulation
The multi-purpose Desdemona simulator definitely pushes the limits of motion simulation. Desdemona is a flight and driving simulator, disorientation trainer and advanced research lab, all in one.
This simulator - unique to the world - can be used for both research and training of complex situations that may occur during (military) flight, driving or even sailing.
Extended motion envelope
Most flight simulations take place in standard hexapod simulators, but these do have a limited motion envelope. These simulators will suffice for training most civilian aircraft maneuvers, but what if the aircraft movements push the limits and become highly unpredictable, such as during unusual attitude recovery and during combat in military aircraft?
The same applies to extreme ground vehicle movements, such as rollovers, emergency swerves and off-road driving. Standard simulators will not be able to help here. The answer will have to come from a simulator that has an extended motion envelope. That is why Desdemona was developed, the next generation in motion simulation.
Always the right motion cueing solution
The diversity in the motion envelope of Desdemona is unique. It has the capability to support the outside view with exactly the right movements, in order to generate the desired driver or pilot behavior. This is called motion cueing. The right motion cueing is vital for the adequate immersion into the simulation and the required transfer-of-training. It may also help to prevent simulator sickness.
Desdemona combines the possibilities of both the hexapod and the human centrifuge. The cabin has a modular layout that allows to be used as a fighter jet, a helicopter, a Boeing 737, a spacecraft or - and just as easily - as the interior of a car or the bridge of a small ship. It is mounted on a fully gimbaled system that is able to rotate around any
. The system as a whole allows 2 meters of
, combined with 8 meters along a
. The sledge itself is able to spin as well. Centrifugation enables Desdemona to generate
up to a maximum of 3 G.
Application and products
Desdemona is designed for:
* Spatial disorientation training (basic course, advanced courses, refreshers)
* Advanced military flight simulation, including highly complex jet fighter
motion (deep stall, inverted deep stall), helicopter low altitude maneuvers (hovering in difficult and dangerous environments, such as brown-out landings), and upset recovery training for transport aircraft pilots
* Research on human motion perception and the development of the proper motion cueing (also for the use and design of other simulators)
However, the possibilities offered by Desdemona allow a much wider use, e.g. in civil aviation, general aviation, space travel (e.g. artificial gravity and the training of astronauts), shipping and the automotive industry. Other organizations involved in the human balance system and motion sickness - such as the pharmaceutical industry and manufacturers of roller coasters – will definitely also benefit from the opportunities offered by Desdemona.