Our History in Providing Independent Engineering Services - 1950s

1951

Hypersonic Shock Tunnel

Hypersonic Shock Tunnel

C.A.L. develops a prototype hypersonic shock tunnel. A mach number of 13 was achieved.

1952

Crash Testing

Crash Testing

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.

1953

Automatic Stablization

Automatic Stablization

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.

Seat Belts

Seat Belts

Designs retrofit kit for installation of seat belts in automobiles.

1957

Safety Concept Car

Safety Concept Car

The Cornell-Liberty Mutual Safety Concept Car introduces 60 new automotive safety ideas.

1958

CTS System

CTS System

Operates the first Captive Trajectory Simulation (CTS) system for wind tunnel testing of aircraft external stores.

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