Our History in Providing Independent Engineering Services - 1950s
Hypersonic Shock Tunnel
C.A.L. develops a prototype hypersonic shock tunnel. A mach number of 13 was achieved.
C.A.L.’s original work in aircraft safety found a logical extension into automotive safety. Crash testing led to early safety features for cars.
Automatic stabilization with “ideal” characteristics is added to the pitch, roll, and yaw axes of a C-45 light transport aircraft. This represented the most complete artificial stabilization system added to any aircraft at that time.
Designs retrofit kit for installation of seat belts in automobiles.
Safety Concept Car
The Cornell-Liberty Mutual Safety Concept Car introduces 60 new automotive safety ideas.
Operates the first Captive Trajectory Simulation (CTS) system for wind tunnel testing of aircraft external stores.