Melbourne-based test laboratory and supplier of safety-critical military occupant restraint systems, APV Corporation, has launched a consortium of Research, Test & Evaluation (T&E) providers that will leverage its experience from the Automotive, Aerospace and Defence industries in support of new Defence programs.
The consortium, dubbed APV FutureEdge will provide a multi-domain T&E capability with advanced research, advisory, simulation, product engineering, and test and evaluation services.
Partnering in the consortium are APV for program management, its subsidiary APV Engineering and Testing Services (APV-T) for physical T&E services, Memko for Aerospace, Technical Regulatory Framework compliance and advisory support, RMIT for research and experimentation support and Friedman Research Corporation (FRC) for research, advanced modelling and simulation.
“Physical test costs are significant, and the risk of failure can be high when validation programs are left late in the product engineering cycle,” Managing Director APV Corporation Harry Hickling said.
“APV FutureEdge changes this with advanced research, modelling and simulation capabilities to bring virtual testing into the upfront product engineering phases.
"With correlation against physical test results and the adoption of new test technologies such as digital twins we now transform the traditional approach to testing into an exciting new digital T&E domain.
"Digital Twins and our library of Simulation Models allows APV FutureEdge to provide an exciting frontier for Australia’s Defence industry to support the design and development of products and systems that have not been easily validated and tested in the real world during their development cycle.”
See APV Engineering and Testing Services exhibiting at LAND FORCES 2022 on stand 2M23.