GL-6000’s Last Major Subassembly Leaves ETC for Final Installation at WPAFB
SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., November 24, 2011— Environmental Tectonics Corporation (“ETC”) (http://www.etcusa.com) shipped the last major subassembly of its GL-6000 today to Wright Paterson Air Force Base. The cockpit capsule with its rotating gimbals and linear sleds represent the last and most important parts of the GL-6000 operation. The GL-6000 is an advanced training and research device that was competitively awarded by US Navy to ETC. GL-6000 was sold by the Aircrew Training Systems (“ATS”) business unit of ETC. The US Navy will use this device to support clinical and operational research and mishap investigation.
The capsule, gimbals and sled, provide 4 of the 6 degrees of freedom for this dynamic simulation machine. The linear sled is the largest of the three at 15-17 feet in length. This linear sled attaches to the planetary arm and provides the two degrees of freedom; horizontal and vertical motions.
A sophisticated CCTV system is housed inside the cockpit to record the events of the simulation and the student’s reaction. The cockpit additionally has a wide field of view visuals all programmed into the unit and ready for installation and integration with operator console equipment at the site.
Completion of these pieces marks the end of the factory assembly portion of the process. Engineers and technicians alike have enjoyed watching these major assemblies go from drawings to end product.
About the GL-6000
The GL-6000 is a multipurpose device that can be used for research or training applications. The GL-6000’s dynamic motion capability, wide field-of-view real-world visuals and reconfigurable cabin can support operational and clinical research into complex human factors issues for aircraft, land and water vehicles. It has an advanced motion system with 6 axes of motion (Rotary, Pitch, Roll, Yaw, Vertical and Horizontal), 360° Continuous Rotation in 4 axes (rotary, Pitch, Roll and Yaw) a 15-17 foot Horizontal track, ±3 Foot Vertical Carriage, maximum 3 G capability, 53 foot arm structure and electro-mechanical drives. It has interchangeable cockpits, medical monitoring, built in test feature, CCTV and can be vehicle specific with varying levels of fidelity. ETC’s training devices are all the most technologically advanced equipment available and are all manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001 Quality Standards.
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