INPE selects Brüel & Kjær Satellite Vibration Test System
News Release from:
Bruel & Kjaer UK Ltd
15 March 2011
NPE, Brazil has selected Brüel & Kjær as supplier of their replacement data acquisition and vibration test system for satellite launch simulation and qualification testing.
Vibration, shock & acoustic fatigue testing is used to simulate the environment experienced during satellite launch. The state-of-the-art data acquisition and vibration test system is based on Brüel & Kjær’s LAN-XI Data Acquisition and PULSE analysis platform. The system will simultaneously record data from many hundreds of high-frequency vibration channels, provide real-time analysis of all channels during vibration/acoustic tests, and provide Shock Response Analysis of recorded data.
Brüel & Kjær Sound and Vibration Measurement A/S (www.bksv.com) with headquarters in Denmark, is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc. Brüel & Kjær are world leaders in acoustic and vibration measurement systems & solutions. Brüel & Kjær’s successful LAN-XI Data Acquisition system provides a flexible network-based data acquisition & analysis platform capable of handling the multi-role functions necessary for complex vibration & shock testing.
The National Institute for Space Research (Portuguese: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais; INPE, www.inpe.br) is a research unit of the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology. INPE is the civilian research center for aerospace activities. INPE’s Integration and Tests Laboratory (LIT) includes highly specialized acoustic, vibration and shock test facilities for evaluating the vibration behaviour, fatigue strength and structural integrity of satellites, sub-systems & components.