FRAZER-NASH Consultancy has won a contract to design a large-amplitude-motion, six-degrees-of-freedom, platform for the UK's Defence Research Agency in its Bedford low-speed windtunnel.

The aim is to provide data which more accurately reflects the characteristics of a full-size aircraft, according to Frazer-Nash. The control system will be supplied by Cambridge Control.

The consultancy has also announced a second contract, which covers the development of software to simulate the infra-red signature of exhaust plumes from naval vessels. The software uses computational fluid-dynamics techniques to simulate the shape of the plume and its interaction with the structure of the vessel.

Source: Flight International