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2012-10-15
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The 4-ft Transonic Wind Tunnel (4T) was recently shut down to undergo a major upgrade, to include a new data system, captive trajectory system (CTS), flex nozzle actuators and controls, roll system, and new diffuser seal flaps.
2012-03-16
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With today’s extreme pressure to reduce costs, wire harness manufacturing is the focus of much attention, and Mentor Graphics has responded to this need with its Capital Harness Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) software application.
2008-11-16
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GE Aviation and NASA are coming together for a wind-tunnel test program to evaluate counterrotating fan-blade systems for open rotor jet engine designs, which could sharply reduce fuel consumption.
2014-03-03
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One of the subject areas garnering the most attention at the SAE 2014 World Congress is aerodynamics because of its effect on vehicle efficiency through drag reduction and the potential for real-world fuel economy gains.
2009-01-14
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Lockheed Martin Corp. reached an agreement to acquire Universal Systems & Technology Inc. (UNITECH). UNITECH provides interactive training and simulation, homeland security, and technical solutions to the U.S.
2011-05-17
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AgustaWestland signed a contract with the European Defence Agency (EDA) for the provision of an Interim Helicopter Tactics Training Service. Under this agreement, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Sweden, and the U.K.
2014-05-13
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ANSYS and GE Aviation have established a new joint technology collaboration agreement that will help solve future engineering challenges and drive product development processes. ANSYS and GE Aviation will work together over a range of applications to establish forward-looking analysis techniques that leverage expertise from both parties.
2014-07-25
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Pratt & Whitney is teaming with IBM to enhance the engine fleet management and health solutions Pratt & Whitney offers to customers. Pratt & Whitney, with IBM's help, will broaden its current performance monitoring capabilities of more than 4000 operational commercial engines.
2008-06-30
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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced an agreement with the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate to develop a new, integrated solution for enhanced helicopter rotor durability and capability.
2013-12-04
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Engineering simulation software provider ANSYS has signed an agreement to acquire Reaction Design. San Diego, CA-based Reaction Design provides chemistry simulation solutions that enable transportation manufacturers and energy companies to achieve their clean-technology goals by automating the analysis of chemical processes via computer simulation and modeling solutions.
2008-10-14
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Deere & Co. announced plans to establish a European Technology & Innovation Center (ETIC) in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Deere plans to have the center, which will accommodate up to 200 engineers, operational in the spring of 2010.
2011-05-12
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Kent E. Helfrich, Executive Director, Electronics Integration & Software, GM Powertrain, and Executive Lead, EcoCAR Challenge, meets with AEI to discuss the use of modeling tools in the three-year collegiate engineering competition.
2011-05-10
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The Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) is comprised of a core research facility, with capability for full climatic, durability, and life-cycle testing, and an integrated research and training facility, with space dedicated for research, education, and training.
2011-11-07
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Lockheed Martin Corp. has acquired Sim-Industries B.V., a commercial aviation simulation company located in the Netherlands. The combination of Sim-Industries with Lockheed Martin’s military simulation business will provide airlines, civil pilot training centers, and military customers access to training systems that can be provided more quickly and with lower operating costs.
2014-04-24
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Airbus Helicopters Japan recently inaugurated Japan’s first full flight simulator (FFS) for helicopters at its facilities located in the Kobe Airport vicinity. The simulator is configured to represent Airbus Helicopters’ light twin-engine EC135 P2+ rotorcraft, and has received Level C certification from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau.
2011-11-07
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The Missile Defense Agency awarded Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne a $14 million contract to test new liquid-propulsion technologies that could be used to help intercept incoming ballistic missiles. The tests, using a liquid Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS), are designed to enhance performance and reduce technological risks associated with the SM-3 Block IIB missile.
2013-06-17
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The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) as part of the company's effort to certify its Falcon 9 v1.1 Launch System for National Security Space (NSS) missions.
2014-07-15
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VPT Inc. has added a comprehensive radiation laboratory and test services facility to its Chelmsford, MA, facility. The 5000-ft² VPT Rad facility, which will serve the radiation and related test needs of aerospace electronics manufacturers, provides specialized environments and equipment for evaluating electronics used in applications where ionizing radiation can degrade device performance.
2008-11-19
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Caterpillar Inc. and Trimble, an innovator in developing technology for mobile and work applications, have formed a new joint-venture company and a new distribution agreement. The new company, VirtualSite Solutions, will integrate the expertise of both parent companies in the areas of product design and software development to transform the way contractors manage their businesses.
2012-08-27
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After just a 22-month development program, engineers from Toyota and Tesla have produced an all-electric version of the popular SUV.
2010-09-29
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International turboprop manufacturer ATR opened its first training center in Africa in partnership with South African airline Comair. The center, to be based in Johannesburg, will be operational in April.
2009-01-19
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To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Subaru Legacy, Osamu Namba, General Manager of Subaru Design, was tasked with creating a concept model that showcased the direction of future Legacy sedan design.
2010-09-07
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To maximize combat survivability and crew effectiveness, air crews need an effective means of protecting their eyes from the risk of injury from lasers. The U.S. Air Force Research Lab recently began using Optis’ OptisWorks light and color simulation software to simulate the performance of various manufacturers’ proposed designs of anti-laser eyewear.
2014-03-12
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DGE Inc.'s HMIts, which simulates a user’s speech and touch and then validates the response of the infotainment system, enables OEMs and Tier suppliers to perform repetitive testing on any HMI/infotainment system in a controlled environment, ensuring accurate results and eliminating the need for time-consuming and labor-intensive manual test plans.
2011-07-11
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Wyle's Huntsville, AL, operations have been updated with the construction of a new drive-in environmental test chamber designed to operate over a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions. Types of test articles that Wyle can support in the chamber include Humvees, satellites, automobiles, energy equipment, bulldozers, missiles, and other military and commercial vehicles.
2008-09-10
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Lockheed Martin will produce a Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) Reconfigurable Vehicle Simulator and the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer (RVTT/CCTT-RVS) for the U.S. Army, providing soldiers with the latest skills to defeat adaptive and intelligent adversaries.
2011-01-31
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Altair Engineering Inc., a provider of simulation technology and engineering services, has acquired ACUSIM Software Inc. ACUSIM is a developer of massively scalable, high-fidelity CFD solver solutions.
2010-11-07
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The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) awarded the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) a $9.299 million cooperative agreement, which will fund cooperative research in computational aeronautical sciences to be carried out by OAI researchers working in collaboration on site with researchers in the Computational Sciences Center in the Air Vehicles Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, OH.
2011-03-14
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Altair Engineering Inc., a provider of simulation technology and engineering services, announced plans to expand its presence in Huntsville, AL, by opening a field office and launching Aero Academy training programs for local aerospace engineers.
2014-10-02
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The U. S Department of Transportation/NHTSA Vehicle Research and Test Center has commissioned dSPACE to supply an in-lab GPS simulation system. GPS simulation is used in the development and testing of numerous intelligent driving and traffic systems, including collision avoidance, advanced driver-assistance systems, navigation, and V2X communications.
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