The Carleton University Simulator Project (CUSP) is developing a novel flight simulator that decouples typical translational motions from unlimited rotations about any axis. The new CUSP simulator, Atlas, consists of an orientable sphere, housing the cockpit, mounted on a motion platform. Atlas is not bound by the typical limitations in roll, pitch, and yaw of traditional flight simulators. This paper presents some of the systems involved with the novel flight simulator and the enrichment that undergraduates experience by developing the inter-relationships and communication paths between the multiple systems and elements.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/SysEng.2017.8088253
Conference 3rd Annual IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, ISSE 2017
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Irani, R.A. (R. A.), Schut, N. (N.), Hayes, M.J.D. (M. J.D.), & Langlois, R.G. (2017). A novel flight simulator capable of unbounded rotation. In 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, ISSE 2017 - Proceedings. doi:10.1109/SysEng.2017.8088253