Worldwide Human Centrifuge Status

Commissioned

Operational Status

Major Use

Arm Length

Maximum G

Peak G Onset Rate

<1G Capability

Manufacturer

Availability

Gondola Control

Remarks

Canada DRDC Toronto, ON

1988

Full

Research, Training

6.1m (20ft)

+15G

3G/sec

No

EMRO, DRDC

Limited

Passive

USA (USN) (NAWC), PA

1952 (1964)

Mothballed

Research, Training

15.2m (50ft)

+40G

10G/sec

Yes

McKiernan-Terry

Pending

Active

USA (USN) NAS Lemoore, CA

1996

Full

Training

7.62 metre

+15G

8.5G/sec

No

ETC

Training

Active

USA (SUNY), Buffalo, NY

?

Full

Research

?

?

1G/sec

No

In house

Open

Passive

Altitude capable gondola

USA (USAF) AFRL Brooks CB San Antonio

1962 (1984)

Full

Research, Training

6.1 metres

+30G

6G/sec

No

Rucker

Open

Passive

USA (USAF) Holloman AFB, NM

1988

Full

Training

6.1 metres

+15G

6G/sec

No

ETC

Limited

Passive

Replacement under consideration at Luke AFB

USA (USAF) WP AFB, Dayton, OH

1969

Full

Research

5.8 metres

+20G

1G/sec

Yes

Franklin Inst.

Open

Active

Dynamic Environment Simulation

UK (Qinetiq) Farnborough

1955

Full

Research, Training

9.14m (30ft)

+12G

1G/sec

No

ML Aviation

Open

Passive

Scheduled to close 2009

France, Bretigny

1999

Full

Research, Training

8 metre

+30G

10G/sec

Yes, -10G

Latecoere

Open

Active

Holland, Soesterberg

1983

Full

Research, Training

4 metres

+23.5G

3.5G/sec

No

HOLEC Co

Open

Passive

Germany, Koenigsbruck

1986

Full

Research, Training

10 metres

+12G

5G/sec

Yes

AMST

Limited

Active

Poland, Inst Av Med

?

Full

Research, Trg
9.0 metres

+16G/-2.5G

4G/sec

Yes

Polskie ZL Co

Open

Active

Sweden, Linkoping

2003

Full

Research, Training

9.14 metres

+15G

10/sec

No

Wyle

Open

Active

Dynamic Flight Simulator

Sweden, Karolinska

1955

Full

Research, Training
7.25 metres

+15G

5G/sec

Yes, U/S at present

ASEA Sweden

Open

Passive

Upgraded in 97

Japan

1999

Full

Research, Training

7.6 metres

+12G

6G/sec

No

ETC

No, unless approved

Active

Singapore

1994

Full

Training

7.62 metres

+15G

8G/sec

No

ETC

Open

Active

Turkey

1990

Full

Training

6.1 metres

+15G

6G/sec

No

ETC

Open

Passive

Taiwan

?

?

Training

8 metres

?

?

?

Latecoere

Open

?

Russia, Zhukovsky

2002

Full

Research

8 metres

+15G

9G/sec

Yes

AMST

Open

Active

NASA AMES Moffett Field, CA

1966

Full

Research

8.84 metres

+20G

1G/sec

No

In house

Open

Passive

India, IAF IAM Bangalore

?

Full

Research, Training

5.0 metres

+10G

2G/sec

No

Siemens

Indian military aircrew only

Passive

Possibly to be upgraded

South Korea

1990

Full

Research, Training

6.1 metres

+15G

6G/sec

No

ETC

?

Passive

Malaysia

-

Being installed

Training

7.62 metres

+15G

10G/sec (13G/sec max instantaneous)

Yes

ETC

?

Active

Expected commissioning in 2004

China, Beijing

-

Full

Research, Training

7.62 metres

+15G

10G/sec

?

AMST

Open

Active

Egypt

1995

Full

Training

7.4 metres

+15G

6G/sec

No

Krug/ETC

?

Passive

Nigeria

?

?

Training

6.1 metres?

+15G?

6G/sec?

No

ETC

?

Passive

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