Research and Development Structural Test Support Contract (RDSTS) – Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH

C-17 Landing

C-17 Landing

Sierra Lobo provided the personnel, equipment, materials, services, company capability, supervision, and other items required to support Air Force structural, aerodynamic, and analytical validation programs as directed by the Aerospace Vehicles Division, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RQV)at Wright-Patterson AFB. We were responsible for design, analysis, fabrication, assembly, modification, maintenance, preparation, instrumentation, operation, and tear down activities associated with various facility and test apparatus. We provided fabrication and support for advanced composite structures. We provided for the fabrication and erection of structural steel and aluminum fixtures utilized in structural testing. We supported the fabrication, repair, and maintenance of aircraft and spacecraft structures and components for testing purposes. The specific areas of operations supported by the Sierra Lobo consisted of the following:

  • Communication and Video/Photographic Systems
  • Instrumentation Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Data Acquisition and Data Storage Systems
  • Cooling Systems
  • Cryogenic Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Hydraulic/Pneumatic Systems
  • Compressed Gas Systems
  • Thermal Systems
  • Mechanical/Load Systems
  • Test Article System/Preparation
  • Non Destructive Inspection/Non Destructive Evaluation (NDI/NDE)
  • Acoustic Systems
  • Vibration Systems
  • Experimental Fabrication Systems
  • High Voltage Storage and Discharge Systems
  • Analytical Support
  • Test Operation
  • Facility Upgrade/Modifications