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12 October 2009:  MRDC delivers final analysis details of optimized sled and guideway design for a 3km/s MagLev rocket sled to General Atomics.

30 July 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 April 2009.
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 technical orders.
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 analysis.
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.

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