Deakin University has received $260,000 Australian Government funding for a feasibility study exploring Advanced Motion Training for pilots of the Royal Australian Air Force.
The study will progress the Government’s Defence Innovation Hub work to design, develop and test a next-generation short-radius high-G centrifuge prototype that provides efficient pilot training in a highly reliable and safe environment.
If successful, the prototype would be capable of generating the acceleration rates of modern jet fighters, delivering rapid onset rates and sustained G-forces typical of those experienced in modern high-performance fighter aircraft.
It would be the country’s first high G-force training simulator, negating the need for Australian trainee pilots to be based overseas for equivalent training and helping to build our sovereign capabilities.
The study complements and builds on cutting-edge research in advanced motion training platforms already underway in the University’s Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI).
The feasibility study for Low-Cost Advanced Motion Training for Aircrew Safety and Human Performance is part of an ongoing Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) program managed and funded by the Federal Government through its Defence Innovation Hub.