Quality, Responsiveness, and Integrity

F18 takeoff

Air-Vehicle Technology

Overview


NASC is a leader in designing and evaluating U.S. Military Aircraft and integrating new technologies. Area of expertise include:

P-3 in flight

P-3 In Flight

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NASC UAS Takeing Off

UAS Take Of

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Aerodynamic Characterization


NASC Engineers have experience in predicting aerodynamic coefficients, forces and moments for advanced fixed wing, rotary wing, lighter than air, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and Vertical and/or Short Take Off & Landing (VSTOL) Aircraft. We have generated databases of aerodynamic characteristics from existing manned and unmanned aircraft and wind tunnel test data. NASC Engineers also conduct stability and control analyses and flying quality assessments on many US Navy ship and commercial land-based aircraft.

Structural Analysis


NASC has conducted structural analysis of aircraft and related equipment, including static strength, damage tolerance and loads analysis, aero-elastic, aero-servo-elastic, and vibro-acoustics performance studies. Our work has supported aircraft such as the P-3 Orion, S-3, C-130, E-2C, C-2A, and F-14 fleet. In addition, we perform structural analysis on catapults, catapult support equipment, arresting gear, and jet blast deflector components.

Flight Dynamics


Nasc performs simulator studies and evaluations to improve tilt rotor aircraft normal and emergency operating procedures. Our helicopter flight testing evaluated flying qualities, operational software and overall mission performance leading to changes in US Navy Flight Standardization Procedures.

Mechanical Subsystems


We have provided engineering and technical support for design, development and testing of improved panel fastening mechanisms including those used on the V-22 aircraft.

Characterization, Testing & Failure Analysis


NASC works closely with our U.S. Navy Customers to provide metallographic support for materials characterization used in component design evaluations, failure investigations, and R&D support. We have provided testing on static strength and ductility of various aluminum alloys after undergoing multiple deployments and to exposure to SO2/salt spray.