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Sonic boom acoustic tests

This video, from a NASA Social event at Armstrong Flight Research Center, shows an F/A-18 producing a regular sonic boom at 0:43 and and then a low “boom” by performing the dive maneuver at 02:34. NASA researchers are preparing for public tests of technology designed to reduce the noise of sonic booms

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03 July, 2018



Autonomous vehicles explained

Safran’s SimplyFly! light hearted series of video’s takes on autonomous vehicles - how will they work and what are the main challenges? Learn more about the topic by watching this video.

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20 June, 2018



Space Launch System - in numbers

Discover how engineers are outfitting the world’s most powerful rocket with sensors, cables and other equipment in this 2:40 video.

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15 May, 2018



 

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The FAA is asking for feedback on its proposed changes to the testing regimes for bird ingestion into engines. But what is the average size of a snow goose, the flocking bird responsible for the 2009 engine incident at LaGuardia the FAA is basing its tests on?

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Sopemea acquires UK’s PARC laboratory

Sopemea is positioning itself in the UK testing market with the acquisition of Product Assessment and Reliability Center (PARC), which now allows Sopemea customers to call on a UK laboratory.

The PARC laboratory operates a wide range of mechanical (vibratory, etc) and climatic (temperature, etc) tests. Located in Devon in the southwest of England, about 100km from Hinkley Point, PARC was founded approximately 20 years ago to support the development of local technical companies.

PARC is led by Richard Tabor, who has 25 years of experience in the testing field. The PARC team of 17 employees also includes test engineers and technicians specialized in the field of testing.

The UK facility carries out tests of vibrations and shocks, climate, salt spray, sealing and altitude, and HALT (highly accelerated life testing). The laboratory is equipped with six shakers and 24 climate chambers.

September 20, 2017

Written by Michael Jones


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