The NLR Avionics Division operates a laboratory for vibration and shock tests. These tests can be done in accordance with any applicable standard including the RTCA DO-160F, MIL-STD-810F and IEC standards. Also dedicated test procedures can be applied. The VST laboratory is included in the Dutch Accredition Counsil (RvA) register of test laboratories under no. L220, for areas described in detail in the accreditation.
The two larger shakers (V810, V875) are used for general purpose vibration and shock tests, the smaller shaker is especially suited for small items that have to be tested for a high level/high frequency environment (e.g. turbojet engine components). A sine vibration level of 60 g for a 3 kg load is feasible up to 5 kHz.
The VST-lab has 3 vibration test systems available: 50350, V810, V875LS. Specifications below of the V810