For over 40 years, ERI instructors have been helping spacecraft engineers measure, analyze and understand their liftoff and in-flight environments in terms of potential damage to on-board electronic and other equipment.
And to use that understanding to develop more rugged products. And to implement appropriate environmental tests so that failures will occur in the lab, not in flight.
Climatic environmental tests? Obviously space simulation including high and low temperature, solar radiation and vacuum, but also the pre-launch environment must be considered – hot and cold temperature extremes, humidity, salt atmosphere.
Dynamic environmental tests? Our greatest emphasis has been on mechanical shocks from rocket ignition and stage separation (pyroshock), also in-flight random vibration and intense noise.
Environments as specified in MIL-STD-810 and SMC-S-016.
Don’t engineers study these subjects in college? Most such university instruction deals with mathematics and theory. Little if any instruction deals with the practical matters that many engineers need, and for which ERI is justly famous.
Here are outlines whose variations have been given on site at NASA facilities and to spacecraft manufacturers:
Let us know if your organization would like a proposal for onsite training. Or if an individual would like to join one of our open courses.
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Equipment Reliability Institute (ERI) offers specialized technical short course training in Shock and Vibration Testing, Climatics Testing and MIL-STD-810 Testing. Testing classes are applicable to all commercial, military and aerospace requirements.
Military Standard 810 (MIL-STD 810) @NTS Chicago March 27-30, 2023
Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing @NTS Silicon Valley, CA November 7-9, 2023