CNES Pyrotechnics Laboratory

Pyrotechnics Shock Test Bench in Toulouse (France)

The ESA-CNES Pyrotechnics Laboratory located in CNES premises, Toulouse is unique in Europe. It allows pyrotechnics shock testing and analysis which is highly complicated due to the high frequency content of a shock signal. Particularly, the ESA-CNES Pyrotechnics Shock Test Bench allows a very accurate shock test by highly decreasing the tolerance on the specified Shock Response Spectrum. The main interest of this is to avoid overstressing equipment which might fail only because the levels applied during the test are too high (due to a too high tolerance on the specified shock).

Last update: 18 January 2011

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