Development of a Pneumatically Driven 6 DOF Driving Simulator

공기압 구동식 6 DOF 드라이빙 시뮬레이터의 개발

  • Kim, Geun-Mook (Division of Automotive Engineering, Ajou Motor College) ;
  • Kang, E-Sok (Department of Mechanical Design Engineering, Chungnam National University)
  • 김근묵 (아주자동차대학 자동차계열) ;
  • 강이석 (충남대학교 기계설계공학과)
  • Received : 2013.10.28
  • Accepted : 2013.12.05
  • Published : 2013.12.31


A pneumatically-driven driving simulator that provides a realistic representation of the driving environment was developed. The motion platform for the driving simulator is a mechatronic device that gives a driver the realistic feeling of an actual vehicle. The cost of the motion platform comprises the largest part of the expenses in developing a driving simulator. In this project, to develop a low-cost motion platform, the self-built motion platform based on the Stewart platform configuration that is constructed by six pneumatic cylinders was used as its actuator. The Stewart platform that moves in response to the operating signals of the joystick showed satisfactory tracking performance. We confirmed the possibility of the driving simulator using rFactor that is a commercially available racing game software.


Driving simulator;Motion platform;Pneumatic cylinder


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