42 Technology And Briton EMS Develop Wind Tunnel System

UK-based manufacturer 42 Technology has joined forces with electronics firm Briton EMS to help the Aircraft Research Association (ARA) develop and launch a new research tool for use within its high-speed wind tunnel in Bedford.

UK-based manufacturer 42 Technology has joined forces with electronics firm Briton EMS to help the Aircraft Research Association (ARA) develop and launch a new research tool for use within its high-speed wind tunnel in Bedford.

The two firms have developed a control system for ARA’s new gust generator, the first of its kind in the world capable of simulating gusts at transonic, or cruising speeds that are typically experienced by aircraft.

The new generator will help drive new research into improving understanding of how turbulence affects aircraft performance and is part of an investment at ARA in new systems and services.

42 Technology said the tool could help manufacturers to modify their aircraft designs or to develop systems to compensate for gusts, leading to smoother flights.

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