Arctic Cat, the ATV and snowmobile manufacturer based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is using its sophisticated Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) sound chamber to help the University of North Dakota test a new sensing device that will be launched into outer space. The lab measures sound and vibration given off by equipment tested inside it. The sound chamber will be used for acoustic testing of UND’s Agricultural Camera (AgCam), an imaging system designed by UND for use onboard the International Space Station. It will provide farmers and ranchers immediate information about the status of their fields.
AgCam is undergoing its final stages of testing and safety certification and is expected to be launched on a space shuttle from Kennedy Space Center late next year.
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