Aerospace Systems & Software R&D
These are our specialties, which can be applied to your project per requirements.
We offer a suborbital launch system that is turnkey, meaning we can do most of the work to conduct your mission. We can help you launch your rocket or you can fly your experiments or subsystems onboard our rocket. Our Mustang rocket provides a scalable test platform giving you a progressive, cost-effective path to advance your ideas from concept to reality. Additionally, the Mustang offers you at least 338% more payload volume than a typical sounding rocket, so you can pack in a lot of your stuff into one test.
Environments: Test components under conditions varying from 5 to 50 Gs
Propulsion: Find out how your propulsion system performs under real flight conditions
Instruments: Test tracking instruments with a rocket that can fly through a box in the sky
Terminal: Perform terminal tests with a faster, further-flying rocket stripped of its subsystems
We own an array of meteorological equipment that can be deployed on the airfield or at the launch pad. Parts of our system are ideal for flight testing small UAVs at low altitudes; while other parts can measure the atmosphere to 100,000 ft to support flight operations from high altitude aircraft and balloons to rockets. Varying data sources can be combined in realtime to suit mission requirements, with onsite 3D visualization of the atmosphere to simplify decision making.
Flight Modeling, Simulation & Analyses
Our core technical specialty is the modeling, simulation, and analysis of flight vehicles. We can estimate all of the inputs that go into predicting flight, from aerodynamics, propulsion, & mass properties, to formulating the environments through which the vehicles fly. We have modeled nearly every class of flight vehicle.
Our core enabler is our ability to create and maintain highly sophisticated engineering software in modern languages and architectures. Our skills can be applied to your software projects as well, whether you have 3rd-party efforts or your legacy works desperately need model-knowledge recapture and documentation.
Our core management skills come from practicing lean systems engineering. We can help you manage complex projects from requirements gathering to test-planning and support. We practice what we preach, applying lean systems engineering to all of our internal projects.
Wind Tunnel Testing
We own and operate our own wind tunnel, which is extremely versatile, providing a cost-effective test solution from aircraft to road vehicles.
Assessing the stability and performance of modifications
Aerodynamics of small and micro UAVs
Rocket subsonic aerodynamics, buoyant craft and other tubular forms
Wind turbine research
Variable length test section is applicable to wind effects over terrain and structures
The first two videos are from Dr. W. Gutman, New Mexico Spaceport Authority; and the 3rd is from Jim & Deborah Perry