Aerodyn provide a complete field test service, offering on-site support at demanding and often remote test sites. We instrument test articles, route lead wires, configure data acquisition systems, record data, reduce data, and write test reports. We conduct tests on aircraft, in test cells, at power stations, aboard ships, and at manufacturing facilities.
Tests are conducted at locations worldwide. Test durations range from hours, to many months of support. We are always ready to go at a moment’s notice when a requirement develops.
We can perform the following in terms of on-site support:
- Sensor applications
- Cable fabrication and routing
- Data system setup and monitoring
- On-site data reduction
We can conduct tests on equipment of all types, including
- gas turbines
- steam turbines
- wind turbines
- air movement systems
- piston engines
- automotive components
- wind tunnels
- blast chambers
- general rotating machinery
Aerodyn can provide all test equipment required for a project from our comprehensive inventory, such as
- high-speed dynamic data systems
- temperature, pressure, strain and accelerometers
- laser displacement probes
Alternatively, we can utilize the customer’s equipment as needed. Our experience, equipment inventory and flexibility optimize our response time and ease our customers’ logistics.
We utilize data acquisition equipment to perform the following:
- Sensor excitation
- Signal conditioning
- Digital data logging
- Custom virtual instruments
- Remote data acquisition
- Real-time data reductions
- High speed video
- Infrared imaging
Aerodyn create LabVIEW™ applications (Virtual Instruments) customized to the customer’s application needs. Data can be acquired and analyzed real-time, allowing for decisions regarding the test program to be made immediately. Data can be digitized and presented to the customer in electronic format during testing, and/or transmitted electronically to off-site engineers for review.
Aerodyn provide flight test support with a focus on instrumentation. Typical tasks include designing and fabricating the instrumentation, installing the probes and sensors throughout engine build, routing leads before and after engine is on wing, checking out and troubleshooting sensors between flights. With several Airframe and/or Powerplant (A&P) mechanics on staff, we can also assist with mechanical assembly. Our team of technicians stationed at most of Aerodyn’s facilities is deep enough to provide constant 24/7 support for multiple year flight test programs. However, we do not sacrifice on quality. We pride ourselves on ensuring our technicians have the proper experience and training before they embark on such important assignments.