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Ground Vehicle Mobility, Modeling and Simulation at TACOM-TARDEC “A Brief History”
Basic and Applied Mobility Research 1960 - 1974 <ul><li>Land Locomotion Laboratory Mobility Systems  Research </li></ul><u...
Analog Computer Room Bldg. 200  ca. 1963
Analog Computer for Computing Absorbed Power to Quantify Ride Quality - Bldg. 215 RMS  1972-1986
Ride and Shock Quality Research 1962-1972
Astronaut Lunar Rover Driving Training Date Unknown
Applying Force Feedback Servomechanism  Technology to Mobility Problems ca. 1966 Articulated Vehicles Walking Machines
GE Cybernetic Walking Machine ca. 1966-1970 TACOM  1970 Ft. Eustis Transportation Museum  2000
Artist Conceptual Drawing  Coupled M113s
Basic and Applied Mobility Research 1974 - 1985 <ul><li>Off Road Mobility and Vehicle Dynamics Research </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Conceptual Drawing of Articulation Joint for Coupled M113s
Coupled M113s Prototype  Keweenaw Research Center ca. 1973
Coupled M113s Field Testing 1973-1982 1980 1973-1974 1973-1974 1973-1974
Articulated Vehicles Winter Testing KRC - 1980 Polecats BV-206 Coupled M113s Sally ????
Swedish Articulated Vehicles BV-206 FSTC Foreign Vehicles Exploitation Program UDES XX-20 DEA Articulated Vehicles Collabo...
Armored Combat Vehicle Technology Program (ACVT) 1976-1984 <ul><li>Objectives:  Determine the effects of High Mobility/Agi...
HIMAG and HSTV-L 1980-1984
Hybrid Computer Bldg. 215 1977-1986
Cray 2 Supercomputer Bldg. 215 1988 - 1996
Structures Integrated Mobility CS/TMBS RMS Shared Data PMBS Dynamics VIPER Environment Shared Tools
Simulation Technologies
Pintle Motion Base Simulator Reconfigurable “N” Post Simulator Turret Motion Base Simulator Ride Motion Simulator Ground V...
Actual Actual VISUAL DATABASES Munson Actual Churchville Perryman Virtual H-Field Aberdeen Proving Ground Actual Virtual
Today’s Enabling Technologies <ul><li>Real-Time Dynamics Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Synthetic Environment Modeling </li></...
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  1. 1. Ground Vehicle Mobility, Modeling and Simulation at TACOM-TARDEC “A Brief History”
  2. 2. Basic and Applied Mobility Research 1960 - 1974 <ul><li>Land Locomotion Laboratory Mobility Systems Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TACOM Soil Bins - Bldg 219 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross Country Mobility Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TACOM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WES </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soil and Terrain Characterization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soil Strength </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Terrain Roughness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RMS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PSDs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ride and Shock Quality Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Absorbed Power - 6 Watts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shock Quality - 2.5 Gs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Applying Force Feedback Servomechanism Technology </li></ul><ul><li>to Mobility Problems </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Walking Machine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coupled M113s </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>AMM & AMC – 74 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Analog Computer Room Bldg. 200 ca. 1963
  4. 4. Analog Computer for Computing Absorbed Power to Quantify Ride Quality - Bldg. 215 RMS 1972-1986
  5. 5. Ride and Shock Quality Research 1962-1972
  6. 6. Astronaut Lunar Rover Driving Training Date Unknown
  7. 7. Applying Force Feedback Servomechanism Technology to Mobility Problems ca. 1966 Articulated Vehicles Walking Machines
  8. 8. GE Cybernetic Walking Machine ca. 1966-1970 TACOM 1970 Ft. Eustis Transportation Museum 2000
  9. 9. Artist Conceptual Drawing Coupled M113s
  10. 10. Basic and Applied Mobility Research 1974 - 1985 <ul><li>Off Road Mobility and Vehicle Dynamics Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross Country Mobility Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Model Validation Studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Articulated Vehicles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coupled M113s , Cobras and Polecats </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BV-206 (SUSV) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UDES XX-20 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle Dynamics and Controls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptive Suspension </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Suspension </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>M60 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MICV (BRADLEY) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DADS Research Initiated (1976) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AMC–74 evolved into the NRMM (1980) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Armored Combat Vehicle Technology Program </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analytical Methods Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Displays and Controls </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Test Beds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HIMAG </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HSTV-L </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hot Rod M113 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Numerous Vehicle Applications and Acquisition Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NRMM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DADS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FEA </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Conceptual Drawing of Articulation Joint for Coupled M113s
  12. 12. Coupled M113s Prototype Keweenaw Research Center ca. 1973
  13. 13. Coupled M113s Field Testing 1973-1982 1980 1973-1974 1973-1974 1973-1974
  14. 14. Articulated Vehicles Winter Testing KRC - 1980 Polecats BV-206 Coupled M113s Sally ????
  15. 15. Swedish Articulated Vehicles BV-206 FSTC Foreign Vehicles Exploitation Program UDES XX-20 DEA Articulated Vehicles Collaborative Effort
  16. 16. Armored Combat Vehicle Technology Program (ACVT) 1976-1984 <ul><li>Objectives: Determine the effects of High Mobility/Agility on Fire on the Move and Survivability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HP/Ton Ratio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suspension Wheel Travel, Damping, Variable Height and Active </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serpentine Maneuvers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire Control Algorithms, Kalman Filtering and State estimation Techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High Mobility Agility Test Bed (HIMAG) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 or 6 Road wheels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydraulic Suspension - Variable Height and Damping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8” Minimum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>16” Maximum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variable Weight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delco Fire Control System </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High Survivability Test Vehicle - Light (HSTV-L) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MCAAC weapon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydraulic Suspension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas Instruments Fire Control System </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hot rod M113 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two Chrysler Hemi 440 cu-in Engines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reconfigurable Crew Station Field Demonstrators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Displays and Controls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 – 3 Man vs. 4 Man Crews </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Concept Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20 Tons or less and Airdrop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Impulse Weapons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internally vs. Externally Mounted </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. HIMAG and HSTV-L 1980-1984
  18. 18. Hybrid Computer Bldg. 215 1977-1986
  19. 19. Cray 2 Supercomputer Bldg. 215 1988 - 1996
  20. 20. Structures Integrated Mobility CS/TMBS RMS Shared Data PMBS Dynamics VIPER Environment Shared Tools
  21. 21. Simulation Technologies
  22. 22. Pintle Motion Base Simulator Reconfigurable “N” Post Simulator Turret Motion Base Simulator Ride Motion Simulator Ground Vehicle Simulation Facility Vehicle Inertial Properties Evaluation Rig
  23. 23. Actual Actual VISUAL DATABASES Munson Actual Churchville Perryman Virtual H-Field Aberdeen Proving Ground Actual Virtual
  24. 24. Today’s Enabling Technologies <ul><li>Real-Time Dynamics Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Synthetic Environment Modeling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of Cultural Features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic/Deformable Terrain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic Interaction of Players (Friend and Foe) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Motion Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) </li></ul><ul><li>Immersive Interactive Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>HPC </li></ul>

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