Pyroshock Test

In the aerospace industry most of the current launch vehicle, payload and spacecraft designs utilize numerous pyrotechnic devices over the course of their mission. These devices are generally used to separate structural subsystems, deploy appendages or activate on-board operational systems.

Pyroshock is the oscillating response of a structure to a high frequency and high amplitude mechanical excitation.

Therefore the RUAG Space Test Center is equipped to test mechanisms for pyroshock in a broad spectrum of frequency and amplitude.

The frequencies of the response can rise up to 20 kHz. They consist of resonant frequencies of the sample being tested. The peak acceleration can be as high as 10’000 g for weights up to 25 kg.

Please note: This maximum values depend on the specifications of the test pieces (weight, special dimensions, configuration, etc.).

Following standards are used in the Ruag Space Center

                         - MIL-STD-810 Meth. 517                                               
        - ECSS-E-10-03A
Features mechanical:
Sine
Random
Shock
Static load
Mass max. [kg]: 25.0
Frequency min. [Hz]: 100
Acceleration shock [g]: 20000
Data acquisition: LMS SCADAS III (52 +48 Channels) and LMS SCADAS Mobile (24 Channels)
Project heritage: This facility is used for the test of space equipment as well as of other highly sensitive industrial products and prototypes.
Certification:
ISO/IEC 17025
ISO 9001
AS/EN/JISQ 9100
Keywords/tags: pyro, pyroshock, nail gun, pendulum hammer, ruag, shock

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