Test & Measurement

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Low-Outgassing Labels Identify Instruments on the International Space Station

CILS 8900OG low-outgassing printable labels
Computer Imprintable Label Systems (CILS)
Burlington, MA
877-512-8763
www.cils-international.com

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Fabricating Optical Mirrors for Use in Outer Space Measurements

There are many ways to manufacture an optic depending on the complexity of the component and the application. From choosing the best substrate, to detailing the numerous operations...

Application Briefs: Automotive
Automating Roadbed Testing Before Paving

The normal road construction process involves subgrade (the existing soil) preparation followed by placement of an aggregate layer, and then the pavement surface layer (asphalt or concrete). In practice,...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Creating Advanced Dosimeters Requires Thorough Inspection of Small Components

Recent advancements in space technology have resulted in space exploration becoming a rapidly growing field, and the desire for human space exploration is...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Reducing Torque Measurement Uncertainty in Turbine Engine Testing

Torque is among the most important of all the measured quantities in applications ranging from characterizing high-power gas turbines, to determining the level of force required to...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Motion Controller Automates Hydrostatic Pressure Testing

A flexible hydrostatic test system for the oil and gas industry must precisely measure a wide range of pressures. Because the items tested vary widely, most testing is done manually. A test...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Data Recorders Prepare Orion for Splashdown Test

Data recorders and software
Diversified Technical Systems (DTS)
Seal Beach, CA
562-493-0158
www.dtsweb.com

It’s no simple task to travel 3,600 miles into space,...

Application Briefs: Transportation
Reverse Engineering Helps NASA Analyze Icing Conditions

ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner
Hexagon Metrology
North Kingstown, RI
800-274-9433
www.hexagonmetrology.us

While air travel is considered...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Lunar Simulants Provide Critical Tests for Moon Missions

NU-LHT lunar simulant
Zybek Advanced Products (ZAP)
Boulder, CO
888-469-0110
www.zybekap.com

Lunar simulants are a critical aspect of the return to the Moon...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Water Impact Simulation Ensures Safer Landing for NASA Astronauts

The water landing of a craft like the Orion Crew Module is a very complex and changeable event, subject to the dynamics of the vehicle’s structure and sub-structures, such as its...

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