A two-year collaboration between Fraunhofer IPA and the Department of Biological Cybernetics at the Max Planck Institute has resulted in a flight simulator that does not simulate it, but actually moves in three-dimensional space. A small two-meter cabin weighing 80 kg is suspended on a robotic cable system - winches create traction up to 1.4 tons, providing instant acceleration in any direction.
The simulator is a side, demonstration product of the project for the implementation of the concept of cable transport for moving around large objects. Such transport can be used, for example, to get to remote corners of factories or warehouses.
The dimensions of the entire training complex are 5 × 8 × 5 m, it consists of steel frames, cables and a carbon fiber capsule. The rig is mobile and suitable for simulating a flight or a ride on anything, 467 hp winches. provide acceleration up to 420 m / s 2, which is problematic to repeat on stationary simulators.
An additional function is to test people's perception of various kinds of overloads using budgetary, non-costly methods. To this end, the simulator was made compatible with commercial virtual reality helmets.