AATC in collaboration with Military Institute of Aviation Medicine (WIML) in Warsaw, Poland is organizing a training course on state-of-the-art Human Centrifuge. The very same device used by fighter pilots for g-load training.
Human Centrifuge at WIML is one of the most modern centrifuge in the world. It was built in 2014 and modernized in 2023.
What is this centrifuge?
The Dynamic Flight Simulator (DFS) that is, in fact, one of the crucial functions of the Polish Human Training Centrifuge gives plenty of opportunities for using it in operational, training and diagnostic character. It allows to perform intensive pilot training providing to proper performance of anti-G maneuvers and familiarisation of aircrews with effects of activity of high accelerations with longitudinal time and push-pull phenomena. Moreover the centrifuge provides a safe alternative to raise awareness of aircrews in case of possibilities unwanted effects of accelerations, such as G-LOC loss of consciousness or spatial disorientation. Centrifugal training allows to restore and/or maintain optimal G-tolerance even performing of tasks in the air is impossible or not required. Costs of such training are definitely much lower than possible costs of using modern combat aircrafts and not even mention about human life.
The gondola of the centrifuge has been assembled on eight-meter-long arm and allows to achieve Z-axis accelerations in the range from –3G to +16G with maximal gradient of accelerations increasing to 14,5 G/s. Additionally gyroscopic suspension of the gondola provides to achieve X-axis and Y-axis accelerations respectively in the range of the value ± 10G and ± 6G.
The human centrifuge is dedicated for survey and training of candidates for military pilots and pilots flying on highly-maneuvering aircrafts (i.e. combat, acrobatic and sport), and experimental technical tests.
Interchangeable parts of the centrifuge gondola enable functional projection cockpit equipment of the Polish Air Force basic multi-purpose aircrafts i.e. F-16 Block 52+ and MiG-29.
Technical Performance Characteristics
- main arm length: 8 m,
- gondola payload: 250 kg and 350 kg in the experimental configuration,
- cross section point (3 axes): head level,
- Gz acceleration range from -3 G to +16 G,
- Gy acceleration range from -6 G to +6 G,
- Gx acceleration range from -10 G to +10 G,
- Roll and pitch angle: ±360°,
- max. roll and pitch angular acceleration: 8 rad/s2.
Medical Monitoring System
Based on digital PCM transmission technology and using state-of-the art sensor and amplifier technology, typical biomedical parameters can be measured and recorded:
- heart rate,
- auricular pulse,
- body temperature,
- blood pressure (NIBP),
- oxygen saturation,
- breathing frequency,
- breathing volume,
- possible to measure and record: EEG, etc.