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Hail testing is important commercially, too…

September 29, 2014

As a leading provider of hail testing for the aerospace industry, NTS must also note the effects hail has within the commercial sector. In the United States alone hail causes over a billion dollars in damage to structures and outdoor equipment. Stones larger...

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NTS Releases RC2Test harness for ZigBee Remote Control 2.0

September 26, 2014

NTS has announced the release of our NTS RC2Test test harness for the development, certification, and pre-testing of ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 (ZRC2) devices. The RC2Test is the first tool available for the ZRC2 specification and was used to validate...

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Customers Tee Off at NTS Fullerton Annual Golf Tournament

August 28, 2014

It was a beautiful July day at Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton, CA for our annual NTS golf tournament. Roughly 60 customers as well as a few NTS employees queued up in the morning for practice shots and a putting contest,...

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NTS Silicon Valley Upgrades Wireless Testing Capabilities

August 26, 2014

Earlier this summer, NTS Silicon Valley upgraded its wireless testing capabilities through the acquisition of a new state of the art test system integrating all relevant test suites into a single place. “It was a sizeable investment,” said Gaylon Morris,...

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Evolution of NTS’ Deck Simulator Fixtures in Accordance with MIL-S-901D

August 26, 2014

Evolution of NTS’ Deck Simulator Fixtures (DSFs) for Testing Deck Mounted, Shock Isolated (Class II) Equipment in accordance with MIL-S-901D By Calvin P Milam, Division Manager, NTS Rustburg NTS Rustburg, located in Central Virginia, was founded as a place to conduct...

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NTS Completes Successful Rapid Decompression Testing for FltPlan Android Tablets

July 29, 2014

For many professional pilots, paper charts can be extremely cumbersome when dealing with thousands of different airports and multiple pages for each. It can also take several hours for pilots to revise their paper charts each 28 day cycle. As a solution...

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NTS Santa Clarita Adds Static Firing of Initiators to Testing Capabilities

July 28, 2014

Engineers from National Technical Systems Santa Clarita facility working in conjunction with one of our valued customers, recently developed tooling and techniques for measuring the parameters of a pressure pulse produced when through bulkhead initiators (TBIs) are fired. NTS was...

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Announcing the Pneumatics Test Facility at NTS Santa Clarita!

July 16, 2014

NTS Santa Clarita is proud to announce the establishment of a new Airslab to further support customers’ test requirements. The addition was a multi-year effort designed with the future in mind, after receiving feedback from customers that new aerospace requirements were...

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ISO 9001 Revision 2015, What You Need to Know

June 26, 2014

The ISO/DIS 9001 was approved on May 9, 2014 and published on May 16.  Several changes have been made between the CD and DIS stage, including: Movement of process approach discussion to the Introduction; while essentially retaining the list of...

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NTS Employee Profile: Andy Plumer

June 26, 2014

This month we are pleased to introduce Andy Plumer, founder of Lightning Technologies, Inc., now NTS Pittsfield. In 1977, a decade after starting his engineering career at the GE High Voltage Laboratory in Pittsfield, MA, Andy founded Lightning Technologies, Inc. (LTI). He...

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