THE UK DEFENCE Test and Evaluation Organisation (DTEO) is upgrading computers at its altitude test site, with the introduction of a multi-processor Harris Computer Systems NH6000. The NH6000 will be used to collect, process, display and store data, in support of existing data acquisition systems. The test site, at Pyestock in the UK, is employed for simulated altitude testing of turbine engines such as the BMW Rolls Royce BR710 (pictured), and icing tests of engines, nacelles and airframes. Florida, USA-based Harris says, that the NH6000 will also improve data security, allowing on-line test-data to be provided to customers.

Source: Flight International