Aerospace Testing Facilities in India

Aerospace Testing Facilities available in India

  Title of the Aerospace Test
  Name of the Organisation
  Name of theLab
Defence Research & Development Laboratory - DRDL
  Place of the Lab
  Category of Aerospace Test Wind Tunnel Testing
  Sub-category of Aerospace Test Special Tunnel
  Year of Establisment 1994
  Test Applications
Hydrodynamic testing

Types of tests performed:
Vehicle under water motion parameter measured for launch from moving platform
Flight motion video using high speed camera
  Test Special Features
 Test Section size and shape: Water tank with size 12 m (L) x 2
m (W) x 7m (H) with front wall made up of transparent acrylic sheets. 
Test Control Parameters:
Trolley speed can be varied from controller
Model rocket motor
Model has small rocket motor for launch from its canister and flight motion
  Other Test Information
 Type of tunnel:
Free flight under water motion simulation for vehicle launch from moving platform 
Miniature six component inertial measurement unit (IMU)
to measure components of flight acceleration and angular rate.
High pressure transducer to measure the motor chamber pressure.
On-board card as well as battery for storage of data from IMU and motor chamber pressure.
Set of proximity switch to measure the trolley speed
Automatic firing console to fire the model motor

Data acquisition Systems:
NI make SCXI based DAQ system for ground instrumentation
On-board data acquisition card for IMU data and other parameters
  Contact Person / Institution
Defence Research & Development Laboratory  (DRDL) 
Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
Ministry of Defence
Chandrayangutta Lines, Hyderabad-500 005 
Email: director 
Contact No.: 91-40-24340511,24340546 24583000,24583010
Fax No.: 040 - 24340109
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