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Watch the first simulated re-entry of a full-sized spacecraft in a plasma wind tunnel as the The Scirocco facility tests the Qarman cubesat.

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18 July, 2018



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



 

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With Airbus' Zephyr drone pushing the limits of aviation to reach an altitude of 74,000ft in the stratosphere during test flights, we would like to ask - where do you think the atmosphere ends and space begins?

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W5 Engineering

2947 NE 10th Ave
Portland, OR, 97212
USA

Email: help@W5engineering.com
Web: http://www.w5engineering.com
Tel: +1 971 244 8200 (US Toll: +1 866 400 1300)

 

From aircraft & spacecraft design and validation to communications, power and battery test to medical products, biotech research and classified defense projects – we provide the test equipment, computing resources and reliability consulting needed by today’s most exacting customers.

Engineers, technicians and their companies throughout Western USA and Canada turn to us, W5 Engineering (formerly R Source Corporation) – for reliable, cost-effective test and environmental simulation products before, during, and after the manufacturing process. W5 Engineering’s constant mission has been to understand our customer’s needs and unite them with the most appropriate technologies and innovative products from the best suited resources.

W5 Engineering employs experienced representatives throughout the company’s territory; California | Nevada | Oregon | Washington | Idaho | Montana | Wyoming | B.C, AB & SK, Canada | BCN, Mexico’s Maquiladoras.

 

 

Programmable Power:

  • AC Sources & Loads
  • Programmable DC Power Supplies from 1500W to 500kW+
  • Innovative Programmable DC loads from 2.5kW to 150+KW
  • Solar PPPE Emulation
  • Battery, EV-Motor, Fuel Cell & Hybrid Vehicle Test.


Vibration Test:

  • Shakers up to 50,000lbf; USA made
  • HALT/HASS Chambers and Reliability Consulting
  • Vibration Controllers
  • Dynamic Signal Analyzers; 2 to 1000+ Channels

 

 

Extreme Environment Accelerometers & Sensors:

  • Flight Test for Aircraft & Spacecraft.
  • Engine Vibration.
  • Surface Health & Active Damping.
  • High-g Shock for Weapons, Rocket, Drop and Impact.

 

 

 


Environmental Simulation
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  • Temperature & Humidity Test Chambers.
  • Altitude, Rain, Sand, Dust Chambers.
  • Salt-Fog, Corrosion Test Chambers.
  • Benchtops to Drive-ins.

 

 

 


Industrial Ovens:

  • Benchtop Ovens to 700C.
  • Cabinet/Reach-ins, Truck-In Ovens.
  • Inline/Process Conveyor Ovens.
  • Innovators in Out-of-Autoclave Composite Cure Systems.
  • Custom solutions to your thermal process needs.

 


EMC Transients, RF Emissions & Immunity:

  • DO-160/MIL-STD Indirect Lighting test systems.
  • EMC Class A Amplifiers, Antenna’s and Accessories.
  • EMC Test & Reverb Chambers, Shielding, and turn-tables.
  • High Speed EMC Receivers.

 

 

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