Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

  Title of the Aerospace Test
Open Jet Facility
  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 Special Tunnels
  Year of Establisment 1990
  Test Applications
Aerospace,  R&D

Types of tests performed:
Pressure measurements
Jet Acoustic measurements
Schlieren flow visualization
  Test Special Features
Test Section size and shape: 50 mm diameter (max.) 
Mach number range: 1.5 to 4.0
Type of jet pattern: Under – expanded & over expanded
Test control parameters:
Different Jet exit pressure ratios
Typical test duration: 30 – 100 seconds
  Other Test Information
Type of tunnel:  High speed,  Intermittent blowdown type,  Horizontal 

Steady & unsteady pressure transducers
Microphones for acoustic measurements
48 ports scanivalve
Data Acquisition System used:
8 Channels of DAS for Acoustic measurement, 3 channels for pressure measurement
Special test rigs and test techniques developed:
Model attitude mechanism with six degrees of freedom system, planar Laser included Fluorescence
Schlieren system
  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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