Our History in Providing Independent Engineering Services - 1960s

1960

Airborne Simulation

Airborne Simulation

Conducts the first accurate airborne simulation of another aircraft (NT-33A simulation of the X-15).

B-26

B-26

Begins test pilot training at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School using B-26 variable stability aircraft.

Hypersonic Testing

Hypersonic Testing

First test facility capable of real gas, real-time simulation of hypersonic flight.

1962

A New Era of Flight

A New Era of Flight

An intensive test program was flown to evaluate a fully-automatic low-altitude terrain following system developed by C.A.L.

1963

TPS Flight

TPS Flight

Begins test pilot training at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School using B-26 variable stability aircraft.

1965

Aircraft Developments

Aircraft Developments

Early development work begins in aircraft parameter identification.

1966

Box Beams

Box Beams

Designs, tests, evaluates and patents box beam barrier guard rails.

HYGE Sled

HYGE Sled

Pioneers first independent HYGE sled test facility in the world to evaluate automotive restraint systems.

Wind Tunnel Record

Wind Tunnel Record

Achieves record wind tunnel testing hours (7,270 hours equivalent to 303 days of continuous 24 hour testing).

1968

V.E.R.F.

V.E.R.F.

Establishes VERF: Establishes Vehicle Experimental Research Facility (VERF) to evaluate vehicle crashworthiness and handling characteristics.

X-22A

X-22A

Begins testing the Bell Aircraft X-22A variable stability research aircraft.

1969

Aircraft Handling Qualities

Aircraft Handling Qualities

C.A.L. develops the military specification for the handling qualities of piloted aircraft (Mil-F-8785B) as well as the user guide. C.A.L. is established as one of the leading organizations in this field.

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