This research and development organization is a fully operational rapid prototyping environment with resources for the design, manufacture and measurement of antennas and radar targets for surface, air and space applications. The RFSTF consists of six armoured chambers, a Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL), a high-beam staging area for rapid prototyping and an HF laboratory. Mobile test cars and trailers are also available. This state-of-the-art resource enables the development and experimentation of algorithms and autonomy capabilities in unmanned aerial and ground vehicles. With an area of 17,000 square meters and more than 30 feet of airspace, this space is one of the largest UAV test facilities inside the world with complete coverage of movements. We can record prototyping and test autonomous systems on the ground, in the air and underwater. Vertically recurable nets provide safety barriers and serve as partitions to allow multiple programs to use the facility at the same time. Multi-angle video recordings and high-speed video recordings are available for test documentation. The daily rate to test a sensor on a UAV with a detailed camera and positioning tracking would start at 8,100 USD per day. If you are willing to test or validate your technology, but cannot access test facilities in the private sector, you should include a test agreement with MIT`s LINCOLN LABORATOIRE that will test your technology in the lab`s state-of-the-art facility.
This research organization has a 24-foot virtual reality dome, computer assisted rehabilitation environment (CAREN), one of three fully damaged-CAREN systems in the world. In CAREN, a user is immersed in a simulated environment that appears on a 360-degree screen and whose 6-degree motion platform can mimic the environment. The centre`s multimodal suite of laboratory instruments is used to quantify the biomechanics of the human body, ground forces, electrophysiological signals and vital signs. The anech chambers allow for tests and measurements of antennas, radar sections and systems over a wide range of frequencies and may contain test items weighing up to 2000 lbs. Nahfeld`s large scanning chamber is configured to measure large live board antennas and reflector antennas, while Nahfeld`s small scanner chamber is used for calibration and testing of phase array antenna modules and small reflective antennas.