Bendix Radio Corporation The   Bendix   Radio   Corporation   was   involved   in   the   construction   of   the   electronic   systems aboard   the   ARIA   Aircraft.   The   picture   to   the   left   displays   a   mock   up   of   the   ARIA   bulkhead   to check the components in an on the bulkhead with their associated cabling. Bill   Mackey   is   pictured.   This   picture   was   taken   between   late   1964   to   early   1965   in   the   R building   at   Bendix   Radio   Joppa   Road,   Towson,   Maryland.   Bill   worked   at   Bendix   Radio   and was   one   of   the Antenna/RF   designers   on   the   original ARIA   system.   His   scope   of   work   involved everything in the radome except the x-band radar. Bendix Radio History The   company   was   originally   a   part   of   Bendix   Radio   and   was   formed   in   1950   to   provide support   for   a   U.S.   Air   Force   radar   system   and   other   Air   Force   equipment.   Later,   with   the advent   of   the   space   age,   the   company   became   an   integral   part   of   the   "Space   Race"   by providing   support   starting   with   the   MINITRACK   program   and   soon   after   with   Project   Mercury and   then   on   to   the   Gemini,   Apollo,   and   Skylab   missions   with   the   Manned   Space   Flight Network    (MSFN),    the    Satellite    Tracking    and    Data   Acquisition    Network    (STADAN)    which supported   many   of   the   unmanned   scientific   satellite   programs,   and   the   Deep   Space   Network (DSN).   The   MSFN   &   STADAN   programs   were   combined   in   the   early   70's   and   became   the Spaceflight   Tracking   Data   Network   (STDN).   The   last Apollo   mission   occurred   shortly   after   this with the Apollo/Soyuz Test Project in 1975. The   80's   seen   the   advent   of   the   Space   Shuttle   program   and   was   supported   by   BFEC   until   it ended   in   August   2011.   Also   in   the   early   80's,   the   Tracking   Data   Relay   Satellite   System (TDRSS)   came   into   being   and   by   the   latter   80's   became   fully   operational   and   at   this   time   most of   the   spacecraft   ground   tracking   stations   were   closed,   ending   an   era   that   was   a   way   of   life   for many   of   those,   "Range   Rats"   who   manned   them.   Also   during   this   time   frame,   many   other programs were being supported, a few of which are listed below. Bendix   Field   Engineering   Corporation,   BFEC,   ceased   to   exist   in   name   in   1992   and   assumed the   identity   of   another   major   aerospace   company   (AlliedSignal).   The   Bendix   Corporation   was acquired   by   the Allied   Corporation   in   1982   and   shortly   thereafter Allied   merged   with   the   Signal Corporation    becoming   AlliedSignal    Inc.    However,    Bendix    Field    Engineering    Corporation's name    did    not    change    until    1992    whereupon    it    became    AlliedSignal    Technical    Services Corporation   (ATSC)   and   then   in   1999 AlliedSignal   merged   with   Honeywell   and   thus   becoming Honeywell    International    and    with    the    old    BFEC/ATSC    becoming    Honeywell    Technology Solutions Inc. (HTSI). Source: Bendix Radio Foundation
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Bendix Radio Corporation The   Bendix   Radio   Corporation   was   involved   in   the construction    of    the    electronic    systems    aboard    the ARIA   Aircraft.   The   picture   to   the   left   displays   a   mock up   of   the   ARIA   bulkhead   to   check   the   components   in an on the bulkhead with their associated cabling. Bill    Mackey    is    pictured.    This    picture    was    taken between   late   1964   to   early   1965   in   the   R   building   at Bendix    Radio    Joppa    Road,    Towson,    Maryland.    Bill worked     at     Bendix     Radio     and     was     one     of     the Antenna/RF   designers   on   the   original   ARIA   system. His   scope   of   work   involved   everything   in   the   radome except the x-band radar. Bendix Radio History The   company   was   originally   a   part   of   Bendix   Radio and   was   formed   in   1950   to   provide   support   for   a   U.S. Air     Force     radar     system     and     other     Air     Force equipment.   Later,   with   the   advent   of   the   space   age, the   company   became   an   integral   part   of   the   "Space Race"     by     providing     support     starting     with     the MINITRACK    program    and    soon    after    with    Project Mercury    and    then    on    to    the    Gemini,    Apollo,    and Skylab     missions     with     the     Manned     Space     Flight Network    (MSFN),    the    Satellite    Tracking    and    Data Acquisition   Network   (STADAN)   which   supported   many of   the   unmanned   scientific   satellite   programs,   and   the Deep   Space   Network   (DSN).   The   MSFN   &   STADAN programs    were    combined    in    the    early    70's    and became     the     Spaceflight     Tracking     Data     Network (STDN).   The   last Apollo   mission   occurred   shortly   after this with the Apollo/Soyuz Test Project in 1975. The    80's    seen    the    advent    of    the    Space    Shuttle program   and   was   supported   by   BFEC   until   it   ended   in August   2011. Also   in   the   early   80's,   the   Tracking   Data Relay   Satellite   System   (TDRSS)   came   into   being   and by   the   latter   80's   became   fully   operational   and   at   this time   most   of   the   spacecraft   ground   tracking   stations were   closed,   ending   an   era   that   was   a   way   of   life   for many   of   those,   "Range   Rats"   who   manned   them. Also during   this   time   frame,   many   other   programs   were being supported, a few of which are listed below. Bendix   Field   Engineering   Corporation,   BFEC,   ceased to   exist   in   name   in   1992   and   assumed   the   identity   of another   major   aerospace   company   (AlliedSignal).   The Bendix     Corporation     was     acquired     by     the    Allied Corporation    in    1982    and    shortly    thereafter    Allied merged     with     the     Signal     Corporation     becoming AlliedSignal   Inc.   However,   Bendix   Field   Engineering Corporation's     name     did     not     change     until     1992 whereupon   it   became   AlliedSignal   Technical   Services Corporation    (ATSC)    and    then    in    1999    AlliedSignal merged   with   Honeywell   and   thus   becoming   Honeywell International   and   with   the   old   BFEC/ATSC   becoming Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. (HTSI). Source: Bendix Radio Foundation