Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company has again looked to SAKOR Technologies, Inc. for a pair of dynamometers, intended for use in advanced research projects. The dynamometers will be used in Lockheed’s Materials Technology Laboratory for R&D, quality control, and design validation of a variety of technologies for advanced aerospace projects.
SAKOR previously supplied two AccuDyne AC motoring dynamometers to Lockheed Martin in 2012 for help in testing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R-Series (GOES-R). The newer models (see photo) feature increased efficiency, with the capabilities to characterize a wider range of motors and drives operating with or without the MIL-STD-1553 bus.
“Lockheed Martin has a longstanding commitment to working with smaller U.S.-based companies and SAKOR is honored to be selected to provide our top-quality testing solutions for Lockheed Martin’s critical aerospace projects,” said Randal Beattie, president of SAKOR Technologies. “Our first two testing systems provided Lockheed Martin with trouble-free operation throughout the entire GOES-R project. Now, we are pleased to remain a trusted partner of the company and to continue to innovate in order to most effectively test the next generation of aerospace technology.”
The dynamometers can be used as independent test systems or with as many as four dynamometers networked together. They typically are located outside a vacuum chamber, with a device under test (DUT) within the chamber for simulated deep-space conditions.