Vibration control and monitoring for soil drilling

From 2013 to 2015, HGL Dynamics participated in an EU-funded research program called SOIMON. This project was aimed at providing new technology for use in protecting sonic drilling equipment while making real-time down-hole contamination measurements for display at the surface.

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Flight test vibration monitoring system

On a recent European turbo-prop engine development program, there was a need to record the vibration from the engine on the initial set of flight tests. Key vibration indicators then needed to be displayed in the flight deck so that the flight crew could operate the test aircraft in a safe manner at all times.

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Flight Telemetry Decoder

As part of a multi-nation aircraft development program, HGL has been involved in providing a key element for the decoding and analysis of data recorded during flight tests.

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Automotive fatigue life monitoring

A new customer had the desire to be able to monitor accrued fatigue damage on their automotive vehicles, after the vehicles had been delivered to the customer. We were asked if we could help develop a solution.

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Remote Control Camera System

HGL's unique mix of skills and enthusiasms were needed on a project to develop the next generation of remotely-operated TV studio camera platforms. These camera control heads, traditionally operated using RS-232 serial links, can move in pan, tilt, zoom and focus axes, and must move sufficiently smoothly to allow for movement from one position to another while transmitting broadcast-quality images.

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Distributed Automated Printing Data Station

This project consisted of the design and implementation of a new distributed system for controlling an automated system for fast printing of consumer item packaging on a factory production line. The user control station was connected via network links to a minimum of four print stations, each of which was responsible for printing of a single colour. The system was required to print images in each component colour in a pre-defined sequence, synchronising each print head together, and then synchronising with the factory production line system as well.

The throughput rate of the system required the transmission of high-resolution TIFF image data, customised with unique product code information for each individual item to be printed, at speeds up to 70 MB/s.