• SHOCK & VIBRATION TESTING OF AN AIRBORNE INSTRUMENTATION DIGITAL RECORDER

      Smedley, Mark; Simpson, Gary; Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division; Metrum-Datatape Inc. (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2000-10)
      Shock and vibration testing was performed on the Metrum-Datatape Inc. 32HE recorder to determine its viability as an airborne instrumentation recorder. A secondary goal of the testing was to characterize the recorder operational shock and vibration envelope. Both flight testing and laboratory environmental testing of the recorder was performed to make these determinations. This paper addresses the laboratory portion of the shock and vibration testing and addresses the test methodology and rationale, test set-up, results, challenges, and lessons learned.