A3200 Motion Simulator


Design Features

  • Aerotech Motion Simulator is built on the A3200 Motion Composer libraries
  • User-friendly Windows-based graphical user interface
  • Operate 1-, 2- or 3-axis motion simulators
  • Graphical motion profile PVAT (Position, Velocity, Acceleration, Time) importing
  • PVAT GUI profile generation and editing
  • Position Synchronized Output (PSO) for real-time event triggering
  • Trajectory tracking from analog inputs
  • Frequency response mode allows an input motion sine sweep and measures the customer device frequency response to the input excitation
  • Iterative Learning minimizes position error
  • GUI remote client-server mode allows parallel processing capabilities and control via Ethernet network
  • Harmonic Cancellation optimizes motion position errors generated by sinusoidal motion
  • No dependence on third-party motion controller, amplifier or software suppliers

Aerotech’s Motion Simulator software is an easy-to-use Windows®-based program for creating simple and advanced motion stimuli for testing and calibrating customer inertial sensors and systems. The Aerotech Motion Simulator software includes all controls for manually or automatically running one- to three-axis motion simulations. The GUI provides a user interface and programming environment that requires no third-party development software. If customers prefer, our motion controllers do have LabVIEW®, Microsoft .NET, or C drivers along with sample code for easy programming in familiar development environments.

Aerotech Motion Simulator – The Integrated, Easy to Use, Graphical Trajectory Generation, Data Analysis, and Enhanced Machine Performance Toolkit

• Learning algorithms designed to reduce position error between runs let the system improve the move and settle results.

• Profile Mode allows users to import an existing trajectory from MATLAB® or other programs consisting of position, velocity, and/or acceleration state vectors from an external file to simplify profile input.

• Plot trajectories and use analysis tools in the time or frequency domain to give detailed motion evaluation.

• Create and modify multi-axis trajectories using predefined building blocks to provide rapid motion prototyping.

• Overlap multiple runs of a trajectory to easily see how program changes modify the motion.

• Create and export a trajectory to an AeroBasic™ program for optimized motion function. These saved functions can be combined to run complex motion simulations.

• Perform data analysis such as FFT, max, min, and rms from an existing trajectory for diagnosing system performance.

• Data input file formats include Excel, CSV, or MATLAB®. If only partial trajectory information is known, such as position versus time or acceleration versus time, Motion Simulator can calculate the other required state variables.