APPLICATION SPOTLIGHT

CRASH SURVIVABILITY

THINK DTS

  • Crashworthy, onboard data acquisition systems
  • Rugged, modular, ideal for high-channel count tests
  • Outstanding worldwide technical support 24/7/365

 

RECOMMENDED DTS PRODUCTS

HELICOPTER DROP TESTING

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS & OCCUPANT SAFETY

 

The Challenge:

  • Testing at NASA Langley’s Landing & Impact Research (LANDIR) facility
  • Full-scale drop tests including a 45′ CH-46E Sea Knight marine helicopter from 9 m @ 48 kph 
  • High channel count tests, Sea Knight featured 350 channels to measure fuselage structural integrity and occupant injury analysis data
  • Testing with ATDs, Sea Knight included 13 instrumented crash dummies, plus non-instrumented
  • Synchronizing power, triggering, communication and 40 high-speed cameras
  • Validation of modeling and simulation data

 

The Solution:

  • Rugged DTS onboard data acquisition systems and ancillary accessories
  • Instrumented test manikins included a combination of in-dummy & off-board DAS
  • Full support for bridge, IEPE, MEMS, strain, load, voltage and temperature sensors
  • Store in place reliability, data writes directly to non-volatile flash memory
  • Easy software for set-up, download, viewing and data analysis
  • Experts in crash safety testing and injury biomechanics

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“Full-scale test data helps develop new ways to make helicopters safer so they can be used more extensively in the airspace system.”

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