Aerospace and Defense
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Flight Surface Test Systems
A control and data acquisition system that applies aerodynamic loads to the Dream Chaser using Wineman Technology INERTIA™ test automation software and non-proprietary hardware.
The 86" Dyno Controller uses our INERTIA test software, LabVIEW Real-Time and National Instruments SCXI/PXI to test aircraft landing gear. The system is able to control an 86" diameter inertia mass and a hydraulic ram to repeatedly simulate real-world landing scenarios. The system performs real-time control of both the inertia wheel, through a large DC motor, and the hydraulic ram. The control system allows for bump-less transfer of control modes between torque, load and position. The system consists of over 175 channels of I/O including 64 strain/load inputs.
The Aerospace Linear Actuator Test Stand calibrates and tests the performance of the linear actuator while calibrating the UUT's RUT (rotational variable transducer) via a temposonic linear sensor. The test stand performs speed and brake tests under tension and compression loads via closed-loop pressure control.
The Autonomous Vehicle HIL System is a fully functional hardware in the loop simulation system for testing multiple ECUs on the R-Gator.
The simulation system allows for full functional testing of the parameters of each ECU as if it was installed in the vehicle, simulating all inputs and outputs to and from the ECUs and varying their values as if operational on the vehicle. The autonomous vehicle has an ECU for vehicle function and a second ECU for sensory input. Additional capabilities include varying loads and fault insertion, providing a multitude of failure mode simulation.
For the SVTOL version of the F-35 from Wineman Technology, we use the latest technology for precise control of speed and applied braking, along with synchronized high-speed data acquisition for highly accurate results. Learn more
This system enables testing of a throttle control assembly used in unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). Learn more
The High Speed Data Acquisition System utilizes 34 NI PXI-6052E DAQ cards to acquire 102 channels of data at 100kS/sec/channel. The data is streamed to six firewire hard drives for a period of up to 1 hour. The resultant acquisition is nine Ms/S.
Learn about our top-of-the-line impulse test rigs for life cycle durability testing of hydraulic equipment and components. Learn more
Learn about our wide range of iron bird test solutions, including, turbine engine testing, flight control labs, and hydraulic system integration test rigs. Learn more
The Landing Gear Dynamometer uses our INERTIA test automation software, LabVIEW™ Real-Time and National Instruments SCXI/PXI to test aircraft landing gear systems.
The landing gear is mounted to an overhead carriage secured to the fixture base. The carriage includes a hydraulic actuator to apply a vertical load on the landing gear section and is instrumented with more than 200 strain gauges to measure the applied load. Mounted to linear slides on top of the fixture base and driven by a hydraulic actuator is a tarmac section. The system performs real-time control of both the tarmac section and the hydraulic loaded carriage to control and acquire data on the landing gear system as it moves down the tarmac. The system consists of more than 300 channels of I/O including 203 strain/load inputs.
The M1A2 Abrams Tanks Thermal Analysis is a thermal acquisition system that utilizes our INERTIA test automation software and National Instruments' real-time controllers to acquire over 530 channels of input including thermocouples, RTDs, voltages, and frequencies at acquisitions rates ranging from 10 Hz to 200 Hz. It also features the capability to perform up to 1,000 real-time air and thermal calculations on all inputs while performing redundant data logging to the real-time controller and host PC.
Wineman Technology's Motor Test Stand executes Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP) on hydraulic motors used in the aerospace industry. It provides a load on the motor and controls pressure (up to 3000 psi) or flow (up to 20 GPM) while measuring motor torque and speed. Our INERTIA™ test automation software programmed in LabVIEW™ is fully configurable and allows the operator to develop and edit test sequences as needs change.
In order to maneuver, a helicopter must be able to adjust the angle of the rotor blades with each revolution of the hub. The adjustability is provided by a device called the swash plate. The Swash Plate Test Stand utilizes our INERTIA test automation software, National Instruments SCXI/PXI and LabVIEW Real-Time to provide the complete simulation of the loads applied to the swash plate by the rotor blades.
Tire companies must produce a product known for high quality, longevity, and energy efficiency while also offering high performance under a wide range of different conditions and use cases. As a result, the production, testing, and validation of tires is one of the most important and competitive areas of automotive component testing.
We specialize in making flexible and cost-effective tire test equipment for automotive, aerospace, off-highway, and other ground transportation vehicles. Our systems range from turnkey solutions like landing gear drop test systems for the aerospace industry, to custom solutions like controls upgrades for mileage accumulation stands used by the automotive industry. Learn more
Our turbine engine dynamometers use precision, frequency, force sensors, and conditioning for accurate measurements, and feature complex profile creation that includes the ability to create launch, take-off, landing, and cruising sequences. Learn more
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"We are constantly developing specialized equipment, sensors, actuators, and electronics for high-technology systems, and this real-time control system gave us the flexibility and customization needed to test a unique actuator with unique requirements."