yaw simulator

yaw simulator

[′yȯ ‚sim·yə‚lād·ər]
(control systems)
A test instrument used to derive and thereby permit study of probable aerodynamic behavior in controlled flight under specific initial conditions; certain components of the missile guidance system, such as the receiver or servo loop, are connected into the simulator circuitry; also, certain aerodynamic parameters of the specific missile must be known and set into the simulator; applicable to the yaw plane.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.