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Pyrotechnics Test Facility

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    The Pyrotechnics Test Facility supports testing of pyrotechnically actuated devices and includes the capability to subject hardware to vibration environments encountered during launches and landings.  The facility includes explosive loading and handling room, and pyrotechnic storage in earth covered bunkers.  Sophisticated equipment, such as the laser interferometer for measuring speeds of up to 10,000 m/s is available in the B352 complement of instrumentation.

    The Vibration Shaker System is capable of subjecting components and systems to random and sinusoidal vibration levels of 14,000 g-lb RMS, over a frequency range of 20 to 2000 Hz.  The vibration table is located in a blast resistant test cell capable of handling small amounts of pyrotechnics or other hazardous test articles.

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