In the very near future, the THIOT INGENIERIE shock physics laboratory will be receiving a rather unique laboratory launcher: the CHRONOS acceleration/deceleration generator. This launcher has been designed in particular for studying the behaviour of embedded electronics in highly stressed systems.
An acceleration/deceleration generator
From its appearance, you could take it for one of the laboratory gas launchers THIOT INGENIERIE has been designing for nearly 30 years. However, it is nevertheless completely new. Its distinctive features lie in the fact that the barrel is closed at both ends and that the test specimen is recovered with ease. A projectile (or canister) containing embedded electronics or a micromechanical system, for example, is inserted into the acceleration tube. The projectile will undergo progressive acceleration and then deceleration, according to a pre-programmed profile.
What are the end-purposes?
CHRONOS will make it possible to test the behaviour of the electronics during these extreme acceleration and deceleration phases, in which the forces can reach 22,000 g. By means of comparison, keep in mind that a fighter aircraft pilot can withstand an acceleration force of 11 g. The main applications will be in the military sector, particularly for missile manufacturers, but can also be extended to the aeronautics and space sectors.
In addition to being able to offer our customers test services using our own acceleration/deceleration generator in the THIOT INGENIERIE laboratory, we can also design and deliver this type of test equipment.
Would you like to request a quote for having tests performed in our laboratory or for the design of an acceleration/deceleration generator? Contact us