Every year ARA staff are asked to nominate colleagues who they feel would be worthy recipients of the Team and Employee of the Year awards. These nominations are then assessed by a small independent group to decide the winners of the awards. For 2018 the Team of the Year was awarded to the Systems Engineering Team for their leadership, dedication and technical proficiency on the recent TWT repair/upgrade project. This project was technically challenging and highly time pressured, requiring long hours and the management of a large multi-disciplinary team. The Systems Engineering Team led this project and successfully delivered it with the support of internal staff and external contractors.
The lecture programme for the Bedford Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society has been announced for the 2018-19 period. Lectures are held in the ARA Sports & Social Club and cost £2 for non-members or free to members.
The latest edition of the ARA Newsletter has been released and is available from the following link, where you can also choose to subscribe to future issues. This issue highlights recent developments in Optical Measurement Systems at ARA.
During recent tests in the Transonic Wind Tunnel (TWT) employing ARA’s unique Gust Rig, a novel measurement technique was developed to accurately capture the high speed deformation of the wing structure due to the rapidly varying aerodynamic loads.
This system extends the existing Model Deformation Measurement (MDM) capability provided by LaVision GmbH to incorporate the use of two Vision Research Inc. Phantom v1610 high speed cameras.