Physical Simulation &Test (PS&T)
Three environmental test chambers including full vehicle chamber with vibration loads, component environmental chamber, and multi-axial simulation table environmental chamber.
- Component Durability/Characterization Testing
Two different component durability and characterization rigs are available for high-capacity tension, compression, bend/flex, and shear testing of materials.
- Man-in-the-Loop Motion Base Simulation
Two six degrees-of-freedom motion based man-in-the-loop virtual simulators with reconfigurable crew station for various cabin designs.
A vibration table with six-degrees-of-freedom and capable of using road load inputs to test and evaluate components and sub-systems (Maximum payloads: Light MAST 1080 lbs. & Heavy MAST 25,000 lbs.).
- MRAP System Integration Lab M&S Environment
Development of simulated entities based on scenario generation on virtual battlefield and provide real-time vehicle dynamics.
Rig test to simulate displacement and accelerations based on real road test profiles for vehicles up to 5 axles and 80,000 lbs. GVWR.
A multi-axial high-fidelity simulator used to conduct durability and performance tests on lunette trailers with maximum payload of 20,000 lbs.
Test equipment used to evaluate torsional durability and fatigue.
- Seat Comfort & Ride Quality Evaluation
Test device to evaluate seats based on static and dynamic body pressure distribution profiles and absorbed power with acceleration data.
A test rig to evaluate ride and handling performance of wheeled vehicles, three axles, and a maximum weight of 100,000 lbs.
Two suspension and blast test rigs to simulate vehicle loads for component and sub-system durability as well as collecting vehicle characterization data.
- Sensor Visualization Tool
Camera vision simulator to optimize cameras (video, IR, 360 degree) and thermal imager vehicle applications.
3-D laser scan system capable of measuring road profiles that is converted to an RMS value.
Tests tire / rim characteristics over a range of duty-cycles and conditions.
- TARDEC Virtual Experiment Capability (TVEC)
Conduct Soldier virtual simulations to obtain relevant Soldier feedback in an operational context for a given conceptual ground vehicle system.
Test rig to determine various vehicle parameters, such as center-of-gravity, mass moments of inertia for roll, pitch, yaw, and total vehicle weight for vehicles up to 100,000 lbs.