Gold medalist Zhang Yufei holds a Chinese language nationwide flag throughout the victory ceremony after profitable the ladies’s 200-meter butterfly swimming competitors on Thursday in Tokyo. Photograph: VCG
The swimming occasions of the Tokyo Olympic Video games concluded on Sunday, with the Chinese language swimming workforce gathering three gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal to complete fourth within the medal desk within the pool. This record-setting efficiency sparked public curiosity on the “secret weapons” – aerospace applied sciences that backed the coaching of athletes.
Throughout the preparation interval of the Chinese language swimming workforce for the Olympics, China Academy of Aerospace Electronics Know-how (CAAET) carried out checks on six world swimming champions utilizing aerospace measurement gear and gained evaluation information by simulation coaching, which helped make scientific coaching plans for athletes and offered scientific help for bettering their performances, in accordance with the Sina Weibo account of China Aerospace Science and Know-how Company (CASC), the father or mother of CAAET.
China’s swimming workforce practice for the Tokyo Olympics with aerospace measurement gear from subsidiary of the China Aerospace Science and Know-how Company (CASC). Photograph: Sina Weibo of CASC
The CAAET used the inertial navigation subsystem to seize technical parameters reminiscent of time, stroke frequency, stroke size and respiration frequency.
Aside from swimming, aerospace applied sciences have additionally been utilized to coaching applications for different sports activities.
As an illustration, the laboratory underneath a CASC unit, which is provided with low-speed wind tunnels, efficiently developed a three-dimensional pressure measuring platform that may measure the aerodynamic drag of athletes throughout the rowing tasks with totally different gestures and mixture of gamers.
China’s rowing workforce practice for the Tokyo Olympics on the laboratory with low-speed wind tunnels underneath the China Aerospace Science and Know-how Company (CASC). Photograph: Sina Weibo of CASC
The Chinese language rowing workforce was capable of win a gold medal of ladies’s quadruple sculls, breaking the world document for practically 2 seconds and was 6 seconds off the silver medal winner on Wednesday. On the identical day, China additionally received a bronze medal on males’s double sculls, which was China’s first medal in males’s rowing.
“Aerospace applied sciences even have been utilized in Chinese language folks’s every day life for practically 50 years, together with satellite tv for pc purposes, vitality conservation and environmental safety gear, superior supplies, and digital data merchandise,” an aerospace business insider, who declined to be named, advised the World Instances on Sunday.
The insider stated that well-known examples embrace the BeiDou Navigation Satellite tv for pc System (BDS), which has been extensively used throughout on a regular basis life.
Drones, robots, clever driving, clever wearable gadgets and different cutting-edge merchandise are altering folks’s means of manufacturing and life. Varied clever software situations draw greater necessities for positioning accuracy, that are supported by the BDS and the mass-produced BeiDou high-precision positioning chip, independently developed by China.
At current, the BDS has launched high-precision companies in additional than 20 nations, with a complete variety of customers of greater than 2 billion worldwide, media reported.
With the completion of BDS-3, which was formally launched on July 31, 2020, the BDS merchandise outfitted with impartial BeiDou positioning chips and placement companies have the flexibility to serve the world, with a every day go to of two.5 billion.