Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

  Title of the Aerospace Test
0.25 m 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 Hypersonic Wind Tunnels
  Year of Establisment 1980
  Test Applications
Aerospace, R&D

Types of tests performed:
Steady force & moment measurements
Steady and Unsteady pressure measurements
Stagnation pressure (15 bars) & Temperature range (700K)
  Test Special Features
 Test Section size and shape: 0.25m diameter – Enclosed free jet 
Speed range/ Mach number range: 4 to 8
Reynolds number range (per m): 4 to 10 millions
Test Control Parameters:
Ranges of pitch – 10 to 50 deg, Roll and Yaw
Typical Test duration: 35 seconds (max)
Stagnation pressure (15 bars) & Temperature (700K)
  Other Test Information
 Type of Tunnel:
High speed, Intermittent blow down type , Horizontal 

Strain gage balance, Steady & Unsteady Pressure transducers
Data Acquisition System used:
PXI based 16 channel (full Programmable)
SCXI signal conditioner with 16 bits ADC
PXI based 8 channel high speed DAS
Special test rigs and test techniques developed:
 Stepper motor drive far cowl opening in 125 ms for air intake characterization studies (DMRJ)
Stage separation study test rig
  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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