NASA Plum Brook Station
The relaunching of America’s manned space exploration program begins here, with vibration testing at NASA’s Space Power Facility, located in Sandusky, Ohio. NASA trusted Team Corporation to help create the world’s most powerful MDOF mechanical vibration test system which is being used for extreme testing of the Orion spacecraft other space flight hardware.
Mechanical Vibration Facility (MVF) Highlights:
- 75,000 lbs. max test article mass
- 77 ft. test article height
- 4,650,000 lbs. seismic mass
- Frequency performance from 5-150 Hz.
- Maximum vertical static force 720,000 lbs.
Team Corporation also provided a number of acoustic sound modulators for the Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility (RATF) located in the Space Power Facility. The RATF chamber is located within the Vibroacoustic High Bay, taking advantage of the 1.8-m- (6-ft-) thick surrounding concrete walls to help attenuate sound migration through the SPF. The high bay also serves as redundant protection from the RATF nitrogen atmosphere during operation. The RATF is a 2,860-m³ (101,189-ft³) reverberant acoustic chamber capable of achieving an empty-chamber acoustic overall sound pressure level (OASPL) of 163 dB.