Windblast Testing

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Aircraft emergency egress during flight generates substantial loads on the aircrew member, personnel equipment, and aircraft components. These aerodynamic forces can compromise occupant safety during the ejection scenario.

Some of the benefits of DTB’s enhanced windblast facility:

  • Custom fixture design and fabrication services
  • Large subject flow field – 3 ft. x 5 ft.
  • Symmetrical air flow delivery across nozzle assembly
  • High velocity testing designed for peak velocities up to 700 KEAS
  • Accurate simulation of ejection aerodynamic conditions
  • High speed video recording
  • Aircraft canopies/sections
  • Breathing systems
  • Ejection seats
  • Flight clothing
  • Helmets and visors
  • HUD system
  • Inflation equipment
  • Laser eye protection
  • Limb restraints
  • NBC equipment
  • Night vision systems
  • Oxygen masks
  • Retention systems
  • RSSK kits