Accession Number : ADA323488

Title :   Road to Future Testing Lies in Simulation: 'Flat Trac' Provides Accuracy, Control, Reduced Costs,

Corporate Author : ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Schultz, Greg

PDF Url : ADA323488

Report Date : 20 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Engineers at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) currently are planning to adopt and expand upon a vehicle simulation concept used in the automotive industry. This effort will further enhance the ATC standing as a leader in the automotive testing arena. Greg A. Schultz, chief of ATC's Instrumentation Applications Branch, says that ATC is studying the innovative design of MTS Systems Corporation, a Minnesota-based engineering firm. MTS engineers are pioneers in development of hardware in the loop simulations for commercial automobiles. MTS uses the Flat Trac-R Roadway Simulator, a technology which may enable testing of the largest military trucks, allowing many of the tests performed on the proving ground test tracks to be performed under the controlled conditions of the laboratory.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *TRUCKS, *TEST FACILITIES, *AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES, ROAD TESTS, ROADS, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, MOVING TARGET INDICATORS, HIT PROBABILITIES, CONTROL TEST VEHICLES, CRASH VEHICLES.

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE