We have developed in-depth knowledge and experience in the design, analysis and testing of fuselage-mounted pods, fairings, radomes and wing-mounted pods. In addition, we offer the unique skills and expertise for design of open-view ports for electro-optical sensing systems and anti-icing systems for pods and fairings.
Our designs have proven highly successful in reducing the adverse aerodynamic effects on aircraft performance, stability, control and handling characteristics; always meeting or exceeding FAA airworthiness standards.
HALO-I High Altitude Observatory #1 Gulfstream-IIB
HALO-I is an airborne observatory that offers excellent performance, adaptability and endurance for its mission. The capability to fly at very high altitude, above obscuring clouds and atmosphere, provides the HALO-I sensors a clear view of mission targets. The large windows on the Gulfstream aircraft (replaced with optical windows) and enclosed, environmentally controlled optical benches make this aircraft an excellent choice for unique and experimental EO/IR systems. Additionally, HALO-I supports captive carry testing of guest sensors.
HALO-II and IV High Altitude Observatory #2 Gulfstream-IIB
The ability to fly at very high altitude, above obscuring clouds and atmosphere, provides the HALO-II sensors a clear view of mission targets. The EO/IR sensors are mounted in a pod on top of the fuselage, enabling excellent azimuth field of regard and horizon-to-horizon elevation viewing. HALO-II is modified, maintained and operated by L3Harris.