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March 28, 2022

Honeywell Announces MV60 Accelerometer

Smaller, Lighter, Rugged System Enables Smaller Sensor Packages for Defense, Autonomous Vehicle Applications

Honeywell's Aerospace arm has released a tiny, 1.2-square inch sensor that allows designers and developers to add considerable acceleration sensing capability with a minimal footprint in size and weight. The MV60 micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) accelerometer is "designed for aerospace and defense but also has potential uses for industrial and marine applications that require high-precision, navigation-grade accelerometers that are small, lightweight and require little power to operate," according to the company's release documentation.

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Bob Cardenas Heads West

USAF Pilot, Flight Engineer for X-1 and Flight Test Museum Supporter Passes on 102nd Birthday 

The Flight Test Museum Foundation Board of Directors and Trustees have announced some sad news to their colleagues with the passing of Brigadier General Robert "Bob" Cardenas. Cardenas, a longtime supporter of the museum's mission and friend to the community, passed away on his 102nd birthday on March 10 just after midnight. In an address to friends, donors, and members of the test pilot scene, the museum foundation mourned the loss of a longtime fixture of the flight testing community, a founding member hailing back to a time when the policies had to be written from scratch, when fortune was just as important as preparation.

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