US Military’s $19M, 4500HP, 6 Axis, Aircraft Motion Simulator
Published – 02/29/2020 4:09 pm
In this video, take an up-close look of Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton’s Disorientation Research Device, “The Kraken.”
“At 245,000 pounds, 4,500 horsepower, simultaneous motion on six-axis, sustained planetary motion of 3G, and horizontal travel to 16.5 feet, the Kraken will allow researchers to create the most realistic motion simulations never before imagined – except by perhaps one person – the pioneering physician, Navy Capt. Ashton Graybiel, who dared to imagine the physiologic impacts of motion and acceleration on the human body, said Navy Capt. Rees Lee, NMRU-D commanding officer.
“The Disorientation Research Device, together with the human centrifuge and hyperbaric chamber at the 711th Human Performance Wing will set Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as the center of acceleration research in the nation,” said Lee.
The Kraken is a mystical creature from the deep whose tentacles twist and toss its victims until they don’t know which way is up. Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton, stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is using its own Kraken not to destroy but to save lives.