Hydrogen Vent Stack – Space Flight Hardware Testing

July 10, 2017

This unique test set up is our hydrogen vent stack in San Bernardino, CA. This hydrogen vent stack allows NTS to vent up to 8 lbs/s of GH2 for the testing of SLS components. It can handle -423°F LH2. This...

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Seeing Beyond Boundaries: Industrial CT Scanning

May 9, 2017

Have you see the NTS sponsored white paper “The Basics, Common Applications, and 4 Tips to Maximize Results from Industrial CT Scanning Inspection” on the InCompliance EERC Resources page? Check it out today to learn about the history of CT...

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TorBots 1197 Robot Reveal

March 9, 2017

The TorBots 1197 revealed their latest robot creation on Friday, March 3rd at South High School in Torrance, California. The six week build period came to a close and students from all grade levels gathered to not only reveal their...

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IPC Emerging Engineer Program

March 8, 2017

NTS is pleased to participate in the new IPC Emerging Engineer Program. Launched in 2016, this program provides professionals who are beginning their careers the opportunity to learn from dedicated industry volunteers. To learn more about this program, visit the...

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Evaluation of Accelerometers for Pyroshock Performance in a Harsh Field Environment

December 2, 2016

NTS Santa Clarita had the pleasure of assisting Anthony Agnello and Robert Sill of PCB Piezotronics, Inc., Patrick Walter of Texas Christian University, and Strether Smith with the pyroshock testing needed for their white paper “Evaluation of Accelerometers for Pyroshock...

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Methodology for Transient Thermal Analysis of Machine Gun Barrels Subjected to Burst Firing Schedules

August 1, 2016

Authors: Ryan Hill and Logan McLeod This work presents a method for simulating the heating of machine gun barrels during burst firings. The method utilizes a two-dimensional axisymmetric finite element model which solves the highly transient convection input on the...

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Analysis of Inter-Chamber Energy and Mass Transport in High-Low Pressure Gun Systems

August 1, 2016

Authors: Ryan Hill and Logan McLeod Two assumptions are often made by lumped-parameter codes in the analysis of dual-chamber guns: (1) that the gas enters the large chamber at the propellant flame temperature, and (2) that the flow between the...

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Modeling of Ordnance-Induced Pyrotechnic Shock Testing

August 1, 2016

Authors: Logan McLeod and Santina Tatum Design of an ordnance-induced pyrotechnic shock test to meet a specific acceleration based Shock Response Spectrum (SRS) test requirement for a given test article has traditionally been an empirical process. Based on experience, the...

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Failure Analysis: A Road Map – Featured in InCompliance Magazine

June 6, 2016

NTS Baltimore Operations Manager Keith Sellars article “Failure Analysis: A Road Map” is the cover article of this months InCompliance Magazine! Head on over to InCompliance to check it out, then contact us to discuss your most recent challenges and...

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Explicit Finite Element Modeling Capability Enables Pyrotechnic Shock Test Design at NTS

May 17, 2016

For our customers in the space launch industry the requirement to perform pyrotechnic shock testing in the course of qualifying major subsystems and critical components of a space craft or payload is often a daunting prospect. This is due to...

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