Control Actuation System (CAS) Test Facility

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Redstone Arsenal
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000
United States

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The CAS Test Facility provides capability for development and testing of pneumatic, hydraulic, electromechanical, and cold gas jet reaction control systems. Test equipment available for measuring dynamic performance (stall torque, slew rate, hysteresis, and frequency response) of control systems. Pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical power supplies are used to support testing. Electronic diagnostic equipment oscilloscopes, data recorders, logic analyzers, and frequency response analyzers. The CAS Facility has equipment for hydrostatic testing pressure vessels to 40 kpsi and pressurizing pressure vessels to 15 kpsi. The facility contains a sixcomponent test stand, with instrumentation, for measuring the forces and moments generated by reaction control systems. The equipment available for measuring CAS performance consists of a Schlumberger 1250 Frequency Response Analyzer, Tetronix Digital Oscilloscope, Gateway personal computer, and a custom designed ATACMS Automated Test Stand that uses Lab View for data collection and analysis. The Control Actuation System Test Facility supports CKEM, Control Systems Technology, and ATACMS.

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