Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

  Title of the Aerospace Test
Hypersonic Wind Tunnel
  Name of the Organisation
  Name of theLab
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre - VSSC
  Place of the Lab
  Category of Aerospace Test Wind Tunnel Testing
  Sub-category of Aerospace Test NA
  Year of Establisment 1980
  Test Applications
Research & Development
Steady force & moment measurements
Steady and Unsteady pressure measurements
Flow visualization
  Test Special Features
Ranges of Pitch (-10 to 50 deg), Roll and Yaw
Typical test duration 35seconds (max)
Stagnation pressure ( 15 bars) & Temperature range (700K)
PXI based 16 channel (Full programmable)
SCXI signal conditioner with 16 bits ADC
PXI based 8 channel high speed DAS
  Other Test Information
Aerodynamic characterization studies on PSLV, GSLV, SRE, Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) configuration & Air Breathing Intake configurations ( ERJV & DMRJ)
Tests on Models at high angles of attack of 45 degree, tests on longer model (inclusive of sting support) as long as 1.6 times of free jet diameter
Automation of manual valve to electro-pneumatic pressure regulating valve from 2 bar to 20 bar in the tunnel circuit. 
  Contact Person / Institution
P&PR Unit, ISRO Headquarters,
Antariksh Bhavan, New BEL Road,
Bangalore-560 231
Phone No : +91-80 23415275 or 22172296
Fax No : +91-80 23511984
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