The Beyond Gravity Test Centre is equiped with an Automatic NDI facility , being designed to verify the bonding of sandwich materials for space applications. The facility can be used as a service.
Two robots movable in three axes each make it possible to inspect even curved or hollow shell elements. Test items up to a size of 4.0m height and 2.0m width with a thickness of up to 15cm can be tested.
This air-coupled ultrasonic bonding test is qualified for sandwich materials. The size of the measurement pattern can be reduced to a displacement of 1 mm between the measurement points.
Specimen length [mm]: 2000.0
Specimen width/dia [mm]: 2000.0
Specimen height/thk [mm]: 4000.0
Data acquisition: Operational data are recorded automatically; additional data acquisition can be provided
Project heritage: Ariane 5 Payload Fairing Elements, Vega Payload Fairing, METOP Satellite Structure Elements
Keywords: NDI, ultrasonic inspection, sandwich material, ruag, switzerland, beyond gravity