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New DSM Device Praised by Navy Medicine Live

July 1, 2011

New Motion platform developed by DSM for the Naval Medical Research Unit.


  • 12 ft displacement, 1G peak acceleration, 182kg payload
  • System is on the path to being man-rated, with triple redundant safety scheme
  • Very smooth, accurate, quiet motion
  • Brushless linear motors and air bearings used to drive and constrain the platform
  • Integration of control cabinet with drivers, dynamic braking, and supplemental I/O

From “Navy Medicine Live”, the official blog of Navy and Marine Corps Health Care.

“The Vertical Linear Accelerator is designed to generate precisely controlled vertical accelerations and serves as a platform for human research on such problems as vibration, spatial disorientation and motion sickness.”

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