Cesaroni Technology Incorporated expands Electronic Throttle Interface products - September 12, 2012
More and more heavy equipment engine manufacturers are moving to fully electronic engine management for their products. The ability to control an engine or power pack on a dynomometer was underdeveloped. Up until now, it has typically been handled by a servo - attached to a linkage and then to an OEM gas pedal! That is not required any longer! CTI has developed and continues to expand our Electronic Throttle Interface offerings to allow the throttle of an engine to be controlled fully electronically. No cumbersome servo or linkage issues.
See the section "Electronic Interface Modules" for more details.
Cesaroni Technology Incorporated to supply Lead Free Projectile to Federal/ATK - August 10, 2011
Federal Cartridge Co., Anoka, Minn., is being awarded a $46,500,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for AA40 5.56mm frangible ammunition. The AA40 5.56mm frangible ammunition is a commercial item that will be utilized by the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard in rifles and carbines chambered for this caliber without modification. This training ammunition is ideal for training purposes as it is designed to disintegrate into small fragments upon impact, minimizes over-penetration and ricochet hazards during military operation in urban terrain and close quarters battle training, therefore, reducing the risk of personal injury. The polymer-compound round produces no splash back, which vastly decreases ricochets. Additionally, it does not contain any lead or hazardous materials, therefore, eliminating health and environmental hazards. Funds in the amount of $7,395,802 will be obligated at this time. Work will be performed in Anoka, Minn., and is expected to be completed by August 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $3,032,599 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
Cesaroni Technology is proud to participate with Federal/ATK on this contract and will be providing the Lead Free projectile produced on our High Volume Manufacturing Machinery.
Cesaroni Technology Incorporated to provide Solid Rocket Booster to UP Aerospace Inc. for NASA Near-Space Flight Services - August 10, 2011
NASA Selects Seven Firms To Provide Near-Space Flight Services WASHINGTON -- NASA has selected seven companies to integrate and fly technology payloads on commercial suborbital reusable platforms that carry payloads near the boundary of space. As part of NASA's Flight Opportunities Program, each successful vendor will receive an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract. These two-year contracts, worth a combined total of $10 million, will allow NASA to draw from a pool of commercial space companies to deliver payload integration and flight services. The flights will carry a variety of payloads to help meet the agency's research and technology needs. "Through this catalog approach, NASA is moving toward the goal of making frequent, low-cost access to near-space available to a wide range of engineers, scientists and technologists," said NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "The government's ability to open the suborbital research frontier to a broad community of innovators will enable maturation of the new technologies and capabilities needed for NASA's future missions in space."
The selected companies are:
-- Armadillo Aerospace, Heath, Texas
-- Near Space Corp., Tillamook, Ore.
-- Masten Space Systems, Mojave, Calif.
-- Up Aerospace Inc., Highlands Ranch, Colo.
-- Virgin Galactic, Mojave, Calif.
-- Whittinghill Aerospace LLC, Camarillo, Calif.
-- XCOR, Mojave, Calif.
Cesaroni Technology Incorporated developed and supplies the booster portion of UP Aerospace Incorporated's Spaceloft Rocket
UP Aerospace Incorporated
NASA Press Release
- Cesaroni Technology Incorporated at the 2009 ASHRAE show - November 4, 2008
Cesaroni Technology Incorporated powers UCSD Student Rocket Launch - July 31, 2008
In order to give the Senior design students (Aerospace Engineering) at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) some real world project management and system engineering skills, all class members launched rockets with individualized experiments onboard. Each group of 4 to 5 students was responsible for designing, building, testing and launching a 50 lb thrust hybrid rocket. Each group selected two variables to measure such as stagnation pressure, stagnation temperature or propellant tank temperature. They were graded on the accuracy of their preflight predictions, and the complexity of their proposed experiment. If their rocket did not recover, they wrote a failure analysis report.
On June 6th, ten HyperTek™ hybrid launches took place, with successful data collection on half of the launches. The best performaning team designed a rocket that deployed a tetrahedral array of four beach balls and filled them with R-134a refrigerant. Gas flow was initiated with a custom designed pyrovalve. The refrigerant evaporated during decent, filling the beach balls such that they were fully inflated before touchdown. The rest of the rocket and the nose cone recovered on two separate parachutes. All launches were powered by Cesaroni Technology Incorporated's HyperTek™ hybrid motors.
Cesaroni Technology Incorporated at the 2008 ASHRAE show - December 6, 2007
Cesaroni Technology Inc will be an exhibitor at the 2008 ASHRAE show in New York City from January 22-24, 2008. This show highlights the latest technologies in the Heating, ventilation and Air Conditioning industry. Come visit us at Booth # 7773.
Cesaroni Technology Incorporated has been awarded a contract to manufacture Radar System Calibration drones – “Radar Rabbits” - June 6, 2007
NAVAIR, Weapons Division, China Lake, has awarded Cesaroni Technology Incorporated another contract to manufacture additional Radar Rabbits for use in radar system calibration. These drones are approximately 80 inches long and 4 inches in diameter. They have a total impulse of about 2200 lb.sec. and burn for 6 seconds, reaching 660 m/s maximum velocity.
Cesaroni Technology supplying training ammunition to law enforcement agencies - June 1, 2007
Cesaroni Technology Incorporated is currently supplying "dummy" rounds of ammunition for hand gun training at several law enforcement training facilities in Canada. These rounds, when used during training in conjunction with service ammunition, simulate weapon malfunctions. CTI is currently manufacturing and stocking 9 mm, .40 cal and .45 cal "dummy" rounds. Other popular hand gun calibers and rifle calibers such as 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm are available upon request.
CTI rocket motor successfully powers the launch carrying the ashes of astronaut and James Doohan - April 30, 2007
On April 28th, a Spaceloft™XL rocket successfully completed a round-trip space flight launched from Spaceport America. This rocket was developed by UP Aerospace Inc. of Hartford, Conn. The rocket carried a wide variety of experiments and payloads, which included the cremated remains of Star Trek's "Scotty", James Doohan and NASA astronaut and pioneer Gordon Cooper. In addition, the cremated remains of more than 200 people from all walks of life were onboard. Also flown into space on the SL-2 Mission were dozens of student experiments from elementary schools to high schools to universities - from across America and worldwide - as well as innovative commercial payloads.
The flight was a successful demonstration of the rocket motor developed and built by Cesaroni Technology Incoporated (CTI). CTI started the design process in September of 2005. CTI specializes in low cost propulsion systems for military and space applications and used its experience to develop an affordable, reliable propulsion system for the rocket. The motor has a carbon fiber composite case and a monolithic solid propellant grain that is bonded to the casing.
Watch the post-launch coverage as carried by local television station KRQE here (9 Mb)
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Technical data for the UPA-264-C rocket motor
Diameter10.45 inchesOverall length including payload adaptors119 inchesPropellant Weight412 lbsPropellant Mass Fraction0.8 -Delivered Sea-level Specific Impulse240 sBurn Time12 s
View photograph of the most recent test firing
Cesaroni Technology Incorporated Parachute Extractor Motor - March 28, 2007
Cesaroni Technology Incorporated has been awarded a contract to manufacture parachute extractor motors. This product will be used in a military UAV.
Medium Calibre - 30 mm PGU-15/B TP under development - March 20, 2007
Initial testing of Cesaroni Technology Incorporated’s 30 mm PGU-15/B TP practice round has shown positive results. This round is a completely new design making extensive use of polymer technology. This new technology will allow the round to be much more resistant to damage while being handled. The new design allows normal weapon function and can be processed in standard loading equipment. The incumbent design suffers from corrosion issues due to the protective coating chipping away when the round is handled. CTI’s new technology eliminates that problem by coating the entire projectile in a toughened polymer and the use of innovative internal design elements.
CTI Delivers Custom Polymeric Cooling System - March 19, 2007
Cesaroni Technology Inc. has recently delivered two polymeric heat exchangers to Calmac Manufacturing Corporation, of Fair Lawn, NJ. These heat exchangers use sophisticated flow circuitry to achieve uniform cooling and heating with the same core on two separate circuits. The units are currently being tested in an undisclosed military application.
CTI Delivers Innovative Personal Cooling System Design for SBIR - March 19, 2007
Cesaroni Technology Inc. has successfully completed a Phase I SBIR award from the US DOD for the development of cooling suits for US military personnel. The concept demonstrated by CTI joins several technologies to outperform currently available systems while remaining lightweight and capable of untethered operation for long periods of time.
Inaugural space flight uses Cesaroni Technology propulsion system - November 7, 2006
On September 25th, the inaugural flight of the Spaceloft™XL rocket took place. This rocket was developed by UP Aerospace Inc. of Hartford, Conn. The rocket carried over 50 experiments and payloads from the private and educational sectors, worldwide. Although the rocket did not reach its expected altitude of 110 km because of an airframe instability, the flight was a successful demonstration of the rocket motor developed and built by Cesaroni Technology, Inc. (CTI) of Gormley, ON, Canada. CTI started the design process in September of 2005. CTI specializes in low cost propulsion systems for military and space applications and used its experience to develop an affordable reliable propulsion system for the rocket.
The rocket motor has a carbon fiber composite casing and a monolithic solid propellant grain that is bonded to the casing. Several static tests were performed to qualify the design and manufacturing procedures. These tests were performed on a thrust stand that was custom built for this rocket motor.
Cesaroni Technology provides critical component for Armadillo VTOL vehicle - November 7, 2006
On October 21st Armadillo Aerospace (of Mesquite, TX) demonstrated its vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (VTOL) during the X PRIZE Cup in Las Cruces, NM. The vehicle was built to compete in the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. In all three flights, the team was able to fly the 90+ seconds to an altitude of 50 meters and over a distance of 100 meters. Armadillo shattered a number of DC-X records on reflight/turn-around time. Cesaroni Technology Inc (CTI) of Gormley, ON supplied the ablative combustion chamber for the liquid rocket engine. Because of the long burn times and high flame temperatures, the chamber consists of a heat-resistant core that is overwrapped with a high-temperature composite for structural strength. CTI designed and built the first prototype in a record time of 6 weeks. It turned out to be indestructible, and accumulated tens of firing minutes. A second series of identical chambers were then built and used for tethered flight testing and the flights at the X PRIZE Cup.