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Defense

Ensuring the Effectiveness of Integrated Defense Systems

The Defense Industry is a critical sector that requires the highest level of accuracy and precision in its operations. The industry relies on various testing methods to ensure that its equipment and systems meet the required standards. Raptor Scientific provides support to the Defense Sector with an extensive range of test and measurement capabilities, including Air Data Test Systems, Mass Properties Instruments and Test Services, Radar Cross Section Measurement Instruments, Igniter Circuit Testers, Pressure, Temperature, Torque & Force Measurement Instruments, and Instrument Cleaning & Contamination Prevention, Heatflux Sensors, Infrared Radiometers, and Thermocouples.

We directly support the United States Department of Defense (Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard), foreign military services, and various other commercial and military organizations worldwide.

The Raptor family of products and services supports the Defense industry through:

  • Safety and Reliability: Raptor Scientific instruments play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and reliability of defense systems. This warrants safe operation in weaponry and propulsion systems, ensuring reliable operation in critical situations, as well as monitoring the performance and stress levels of critical components.
  • Performance Optimization: These instruments help optimize the weight distribution and maneuverability of military vehicles and aircraft, enhancing their agility and performance. Temperature, torque, and force measurement instruments aid in optimizing the performance of engines, weapons, and other systems by monitoring and adjusting parameters for optimal operation.
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Instrument and cleaning contamination control instruments help ensure that defense systems and components are free from foreign particles and contaminants, reducing the risk of equipment failure. Temperature, torque, and force measurement instruments help identify and diagnose issues in defense systems, allowing for timely maintenance and repair.
  • Environmental Adaptability: Raptor Scientific instruments help ensure that critical components remain within safe temperature limits, preventing overheating and thermal damage. These instruments enable the optimization of thermal management strategies and contribute to the adaptability of defense systems in various environmental conditions.
  • Testing and Validation: All of these instruments are crucial for testing, validation, and quality control in the defense industry. Mass properties instruments are used to verify the proper balance and weight distribution of military equipment, ensuring accurate performance. Igniter circuit testers validate the functionality of ignition systems, ensuring they meet the required standards. Temperature, torque, and force measurement instruments are used to test and validate the performance of defense systems, ensuring they meet the specified requirements. Instrument and cleaning contamination control instruments help ensure that defense systems meet the cleanliness standards for optimal operation.
  • Thermal Systems: Thermal measurement sensors and instruments play important roles in supporting the defense market in various ways. Heat flux sensors are used to measure the rate of heat transfer through a surface. In the defense industry, these sensors are crucial for monitoring and managing heat flow in various applications such as thermal management, where heat flux sensors are used to monitor and control the heat dissipation and thermal management of critical components in defense systems. Heat flux sensors are also used to assess the thermal performance of armor and protective systems. Infrared radiometers are devices that measure and analyze thermal radiation emitted by objects. In the defense industry, infrared radiometers can detect the thermal signatures of objects, such as vehicles, aircraft, or personnel, even in low-light or adverse weather conditions. This aids in surveillance, reconnaissance, and threat detection. Infrared radiometers are used in missile guidance systems to track the infrared signatures of heat-emitting targets, such as enemy aircraft or ground vehicles, and in fire control systems of military vehicles, aircraft, and naval vessels. They provide thermal imaging capabilities for target identification, tracking, and precise aiming solutions.
  • Thermocouples: Thermocouples are temperature sensors that generate a voltage proportional to the temperature difference between two junctions. In the defense industry, thermocouples are widely used for temperature monitoring and control. Thermocouples are used to measure the temperature of engines in military vehicles, aircraft, and naval vessels. Thermocouples are used to monitor and control the temperature within military vehicles, aircraft cabins, and other enclosed spaces, and thermocouples are used to monitor the temperature of munitions and explosives during storage or transportation.

Avionics Systems

Raptor Scientific Avionics Systems continues to be a leading manufacturer of Air Data Test Equipment. Air data testing is a critical testing method used in the defense industry to determine the performance of aircraft and other airborne systems. The method involves measuring the airspeed, altitude, and other parameters of an aircraft. The data collected during air data testing is used to calibrate the aircraft’s instruments and to ensure that the aircraft is operating within the required parameters.

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Physical Properties Systems

Raptor Scientific is the premier provider of mass properties instruments and services utilized in mission-critical applications. Mass properties testing involves measuring the mass, center of gravity, and moments of inertia. We offer solutions to measure and balance all types of payloads, from small ammunition to electronic components to whole missile systems. The data collected during mass properties testing is used to ensure that the asset is stable and controllable.

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RF Systems

Raptor Scientific’s Radar Cross Section measurement product line provides measurements with emphasis on radar systems, data reduction and analysis, algorithm development and field measurements. Radar cross-section testing is a critical testing method used in the defense industry to determine the radar signature of an aircraft or other system. The method involves measuring the amount of radar energy that is reflected back to the radar system. Our product base includes short-range zone imaging systems as well as longer-range dynamic measurement systems. Our R&D efforts continue to advance the state of the art in radar design and algorithm development to support SAR applications including ATR, GMTI, and other advanced concepts. Our RF Systems division is focused on customer needs and providing full-spectrum support including engineering, field measurement, software development and manufacturing.

Igniter Circuit Testers

Raptor Scientific is a designer and manufacturer of igniter circuit testers approved by the US Department of Defense for failsafe measurement of the resistance and stray voltage in the multiple electrical circuit paths leading to critical components, like explosives, missiles, or rocket ignition. Our igniter testers come in single-channel and multi-channel models for testing simple electronics paths to complex multi-path circuits.. Igniter circuit testers are used in the defense industry for testing the electrical circuits that control the ignition system of various military vehicles, aircraft, and other equipment. These testers are essential for ensuring that the ignition system is functioning correctly, which is critical for the safe and reliable operation of military equipment. Igniter circuit testers are particularly important in the defense industry because military equipment is often subjected to harsh environments and extreme conditions. The ignition system must be able to function reliably in these conditions, and igniter circuit testers are used to ensure that the system is functioning correctly.

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Pressure Measurement Systems

The Raptor Scientific product line of pressure testers and calibrators are compact and completely self-contained units that are designed for testing and calibrating pressure gauges, transducers, pressure switches, and other pressure-sensitive instruments. Pressure measurement testing is a critical testing method used in the defense industry to determine the pressure of fluids and gases in various systems. The method involves measuring the pressure of fluids and gases in pipes, tanks, and other systems. The data collected during pressure measurement testing is used to ensure that the systems are operating within the required pressure range.

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Temperature Measurement Systems

Raptor Scientific offers highly accurate systems designed for testing and calibrating a broad range of thermometers, temperature sensors, thermocouples, RTD’s, and temperature switches used in military applications. Temperature measurement testing involves measuring the temperature of fluids and gases in various systems. The data collected during temperature measurement testing is used to ensure that the systems are operating within the required temperature range. It is also critical in the development of new systems, as it provides valuable data that can be used to improve their performance. Temperature calibrators are used in the defense industry to ensure that temperature sensors and other temperature measuring devices are accurate and reliable. These calibrators are used to test and calibrate temperature sensors and other devices that are used in military equipment, such as aircraft, vehicles, and weapons systems. In the defense industry, temperature calibrators are used to ensure that temperature sensors and other devices are operating within the required temperature range. They are also used to test the accuracy of temperature sensors and to calibrate them if necessary.

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Torque and Force Measurement Systems

The Raptor Scientific product line of torque and force calibrators are self-contained, multi-functional units providing rapid highly accurate, and safe means for calibrating and testing a wide variety of torque and force measuring instruments. Torque and force calibration are used in the defense industry to ensure that military equipment is operating at peak performance and is safe and reliable. Torque calibration is used to test and calibrate torque wrenches, torque sensors, and other devices that are used to measure torque. Force calibration is used to test and calibrate force sensors, load cells, and other devices that are used to measure force. Torque and force calibration are used to ensure that torque wrenches, torque sensors, and other devices are operating within the required ranges. They are also used to test the accuracy of force sensors and load cells and to calibrate them if necessary.

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Thermal Systems

Thermal measurement sensors and instruments play a crucial role in the aerospace market by providing accurate and reliable temperature data for various applications. Thermal measurement sensors are extensively used in monitoring the temperature of aircraft engines. Aerospace vehicles undergo extreme temperatures during flight, and thermal measurement sensors are used to monitor the temperature of thermal protection systems. The sensors and instruments are used to monitor and control the temperature within aircraft cabins and cargo areas. Thermal measurement sensors are used to monitor the temperature of electronic components, such as circuit boards and power modules, to prevent overheating and ensure they are functioning properly. These products are also used in structural health monitoring of aerospace vehicles during Ground Testing to assist engineers in understanding the thermal behavior of the aircraft.

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Instrument Cleaning and Contamination Prevention Systems

Raptor Scientific offers portable instrument cleaning systems, fluid separators and liquid trap instruments. Instrument cleaning and contamination control are critical processes in the defense industry to ensure the accuracy and reliability of instruments used in military equipment.  Cleaning procedures may vary depending on the type of instrument and the environment in which it is used. For example, instruments used in harsh environments may require more frequent cleaning than those used in controlled environments. Contamination control is essential to prevent the buildup of dirt, dust, and other contaminants that can affect the accuracy and reliability of instruments.

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Defense Customers Supported

Northrop Grumman
US Navy
US Air Force
US Army
Lockheed Martin
Boeing Corporation
General Atomics
Raytheon Technologies Corp
The Boeing Co.
BAE Systems

 

 

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