When it seemed like all the possibilities were tapped out, Ideal Aerosmith found an innovative solution for a United States government missile systems contractor by breathing new life into a legacy system. For the main component of this project, Ideal Aerosmith was contracted to develop a complex, high-performing three-axis flight motion simulation (FMS) table designed to test RF seekers used on missile guidance systems. This particular FMS table was so large that it required its own building! Consequently, the lead time for the project was scheduled to be at least 14-16 months, not including any additional time necessary to construct the building itself. In the meantime, the client needed to conduct initial testing before the new FMS table was completed.
The more that humans venture into space, either with manned or unmanned missions, the more important telemetry becomes to our long-term success. We need spacecraft to send information back to earth so that we can capitalize on our success and learn from our mistakes. To that end, an important player in the burgeoning private spaceflight industry recently worked with Ideal Aerosmith’s Marius Gheorghe and his team to overcome an important challenge – how to transmit and interpret massive quantities of test data at a rate that pushed the limits of modern technology.