2009: MRDC delivers final analysis details of
optimized sled and guideway design for a 3km/s MagLev rocket
sled to General Atomics.
2009: MRDC ships Phase II SBIR, Slipper Wear Test
Stand to Holloman AFB. The test stand will be installed at
a special blockhouse wherein sliding speeds in excess of Mach 2
will be simulated while wear, temperature and vibration data
will be collected.
5 May 2009:
MRDC ships fully repaired PDS-8202 rocket sled to Holloman AFB.
28 April 2009:
MRDC wins a contract with
General Atomics, San Diego, CA to provide fluid dynamics
analysis support to predict performance and optimize the design
of a magnetic-levitation system for use in supersonic captive
flight tests at Holloman AFB, NM.
12 September 2008:
MRDC wins a contract with
TMC Design Corporation to refurbish a rocket sled damaged
during a recent test at the Holloman AFB High Speed Test Track.
The scope of work includes cutting away the damaged materials,
straightening the chassis, fabricating replacement parts from
aircraft quality 4130 steel and welding the structure back
together again. The contract is expected to complete in
1 July 2008:
MRDC expands to a new office at 975 Elkton Dr. The new
facility offers more than 5,000 square feet of new fabrication,
assembly and engineering space.
1 December 2007:
MRDC opens a new office at 616 Elkton Dr and hires two new
employees to support its growing clientele.
26 November 2007: MRDC customer Scomi Rail Berhad,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, publicly unveiled the Sutra monorail
system. MRDC along with Sync R&D Sdn. Bhd. (www.sync-rnd.com),
and San Diego Composites (www.sdcomposites.com)
designed, analyzed and participated in the fabrication of the
body, chassis and interior sub-systems of the first prototype.
See Scomi's website (www.scomirail.com.my/inthenews.htm)
for more details.
3 October 2007:
MRDC has been awarded a Phase I SBIR through Tinker AFB to
design an improved wheel chock suitable for use in all regions
and climates with all aircraft. The project will also
include the specifications development and conceptual design of
a industry unique test stand upon which to demonstrate the
viability of the improved wheel chock to meet USAF aircraft
7 September 2007:
Scomi Rail Bhd successfully demonstrates the prototype Gen2
Monorail operating on the test track at the Rawang manufacturing
plant in Malaysia. MRDC, Sync R&D Sdn. Bhd. and San Diego
Composites are sub-contractors responsible for the chassis,
composite body and interior design and integrated vehicle
15 August 2007:
Scomi Rail Bhd successfully proof tests the Gen2 Monorail.
MRDC, Sync R&D Sdn. Bhd. and San Diego Composites are
sub-contractors responsible for the chassis, composite body and
interior design and integrated vehicle analysis.
13 June 2007:
MRDC demonstrates a high altitude simulating chamber with
vaporizing partitions for the Holloman AFB High Speed Test Track
successfully concluding a Phase II SBIR.
2 January 2007: MRDC
has been awarded a Phase II SBIR to design and build a
high-speed slipper wear test stand for the Holloman AFB High
Speed Test Track. The test stand will simulate a rail and
slipper sliding interface at variable speeds up to 4,000 feet
per second and contact pressures of at least 600psi. Test
data is expected to be collected during the spring of 2008.