Join SAE Chicago Section for a technical presentation on the Collins Aerospace Ram Air Turbine (RAT) wind tunnel. With fully automated, state-of-the-art technology and enhanced quality via real-time data analytics, the new wind tunnel will streamline the Ram Air Turbine testing and certification process for Collins’ airframe customers.
Designed to serve as the small but mighty heart of an aircraft’s emergency power system, Collins’ Ram Air Turbine deploys from the wing or fuselage if a plane loses power in flight. By rotating its small turbine, the system extracts sufficient power from the airstream to allow the pilot to land the aircraft.
• Ram Air Turbine (RAT) Overview
• How to test a RAT
• RAT Wind Tunnel Test Equipment
• Wind Tunnel virtual Tour & Demonstration
Our Speaker is Bob Myers, the RAT Wind Tunnel Project Technical Lead responsible for mechanical, electrical, software/applications.
Attendance at this meeting qualifies for 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) for those who request this certification at the time of registration.