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Avionic Tower & Test Center, Northrop Grumman
San Diego, CA
Simulating flight.
Avionics test lab that replicates flight environment.
Secure, flexible, cost-effective.
When planning their 3-story integrated avionics test facility Northrop Grumman required a solution that would maintain research flexibility and sensitive information partitioning while remaining cost-effective. They turned to HED to design the solution which infuses experimental technology with world-class avionics research standards.

The Pole model tower is designed to accommodate the latest “shell”-fuselage fighter jet from the US military, testing advanced avionics while simulating in-flight conditions such as attack angle and pitch. Directly below the test model is Northrop Grumman’s direct-avionics test lab, which was carefully designed and positioned to replicate a jet fighter’s flight environments.
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A series of cable-tray management systems for all utilities were designed for each floor with central busway shafts for interconnection.
Avionics test lab that replicates flight environment.
Avionic Tower & Test Center, Northrop Grumman
San Diego, CA
Simulating flight.