Facilities

0.3 m Tunnel

Posted On : 12 Oct,2017

The 0.3m trisonic wind tunnel at NAL was commissioned in 1965 and has been extensively used ever since for various aerospace programs. Compressed air is supplied...

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0.5 m Base flow Tunnel

Posted On : 12 Oct,2017

0.5 m Base flow facility is one of unique facility in the world which is used to study the afterbody nozzle flow studies. The model support interference on the...

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0.55 Low speed wind tunnel

Posted On : 12 Oct,2017

The 0.55m Low Speed Wind Tunnel was commissioned in 1970 with a circular cross section test section. The circular test cross section was converted into a square cross...

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0.6m Trisonic Wind Tunnel

Posted On : 24 Nov,2017

    Working section 0.6m x 0.6m Operation Intermittent blowdown Mach number range 0.2 to 4.0 Stagnation pressure 1.5 to 8.0 bar Reynolds number 8 x 106 to 60 x 106 per...

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1.2m Trisonic Wind Tunnel

Posted On : 24 Nov,2017

    Working section 1.2m x 1.2m Operation Intermittent blowdown Test duration 40 seconds (typical) Mach number range 0.2 to 4.0 Transonic insert Perforated walls, 60°...

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1.5m Low speed wind tunnel

Posted On : 12 Oct,2017

The 1.5m Low speed wind tunnel is one of the very few experimental facilities in the country which is used both for industrial and fundamental research. It is equipped...

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3 Axis CNC Vertical Machining Centre Facility

Posted On : 12 Dec,2017

Description Specification Specification Specification Specification Model VICTOR VC -110  (1) DAHLIH MCV 1020 BA (2) DAHLIH MCV 720(3) TAKUMI H13(1) Table Size 1400 mm...

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3D Airport Visual Simulator

Posted On : 24 Nov,2017

An ab-initio simulation facility is currently set up in FMCD as shown in the Figure 1. This is a generic 3D Aerodrome scenario visualization facility with the traffic...

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3D Layout Marking & Measuring machine

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

The machine enables rapid, easy & accurate marking of components viz moulds, castings etc. Using different accessories available along with the machine it is possible...

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3D Printing Facility

Posted On : 05 Dec,2017

Year of Establishment : 2016 Test Application : 3D printing for components & assembly (polymers), Low speed wind tunnel model Test Features : Fused Deposition...

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3D weaving facility

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

Specifications of 3D weaving facilities at NAL Multibeam Take-up-at-will 3D weaving loom Working width : 400 mm Max thickness achievable with 6k 400 Tex carbon tows –...

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3D-Profilometer

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

A 3D-profilometer is used to study the surface features such as roughness, topography and flatness. The NanoMap3D contact profiler has both fine and coarse range scans....

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5 Axis High Speed CNC Machining Facility

Posted On : 08 Dec,2017

    5 Axis High Speed CNC Machining Center Description Specification Model Breton Matrix 800 Table Size 2000 mm X 3000 mm Traverse X-2000 mm Y-2500 mm Z-800 mm A  - ...

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ACOUSTIC TEST FACLITY

Posted On : 22 Nov,2017

Acoustic Test Facility (ATF) was established in the year 1986 and is a national facility for testing satellites and launch vehicle stages & subsystems for the Indian...

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Acrylonitrile polymerization facility

Posted On : 20 Nov,2017

    The center has a pilot plant scale CSTR mode polymerization facility for acrylonitrile polymerization. The polymerization reactor is well equipped with instruments...

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Adaptive Antenna Facility

Posted On : 29 Nov,2017

This adaptive antenna facility has been established under National Facility Creation Project of CSIR 11th Five Year Plan. The objective was towards design, simulation...

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Advanced Rheometer Expansion System (ARES)

Posted On : 28 Dec,2017

ARES is a controlled strain/stress rheometer for evaluating viscoelastic properties of materials such as steady shear viscosity, normal force, shear modulus, complex...

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Aeroelastic Test Facility

Posted On : 05 Dec,2017

Year of Establishment    : 1980 Test Application : Aircraft and launch vehicle Test Features : Aerodynamic and buffet load estimation  

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Air Plasma spray facility

Posted On : 30 Nov,2017

Atmospheric plasma spray facility is one of the important and most widely used thermal spray techniques.  In atmospheric plasma spray process, ceramic powders get...

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Aircraft Sheet Metal Components Forming Facility

Posted On : 12 Dec,2017

  Hydraulic Rubber Pad Press   Description Specification Capacity 1000 ton Press Type Hydraulic Down stroking Rubber pad press Mode of forming     Elasto forming...

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Anodization pilot plant facility

Posted On : 30 Nov,2017

Anodization is a simple electrochemical process in which thicker oxide layers (2 to 30 µm) can be obtained on aluminium and its alloys in a suitable electrolyte bath by...

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Atmospheric Electromagnetics and Modelling Lab

Posted On : 29 Nov,2017

This lab is mainly involved in carrying out development of physical schemes for atmospheric models and also to study the effect of various atmospheric phenomena on...

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Atomic force microscopy (AFM)

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

Atomic force microscopy is used to measure the nanoscale surface roughness, study the surface morphology, grain size analysis, determination of pileup and crack length...

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Attitude estimation for LCA

Posted On : 24 Nov,2017

Designed and developed a unique attitude determination algorithm for a high performance fighter aircraft (LCA) using only sensors connected to DFCC. This algorithm has...

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Autoclaves

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

Autoclave processing is used for the manufacture of superior quality structural components containing high fibre volume fraction and low void content. The autoclave is a...

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Autoclaves for curing of composites

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

Specifications:  1.   450mm dia, 500mm length, 200 Deg C, 7 bar – Desk top Autoclave 2.   900mm dia X900mm length    - 10 bar, 250 Deg C  -    Divine...

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Avionics Integration Laboratory

Posted On : 13 Nov,2017

The lab used for Systems Engineering activities of the division and concentrated towards the design, development, integration/testing and certification of flight...

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Ball mill

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

Planetary ball mill is used for fine grinding of hard, soft, brittle and tough metallic, ceramic and composite materials. It can also be used for mixing and...

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Basic Flight Simulator for AMCA

Posted On : 24 Nov,2017

The fifth generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) being designed by ADA, DRDO is a sophisticated aircraft with electronic cockpit and is configured with...

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Bearings & Rotor Dynamics Laboratory

Posted On : 23 Nov,2017

Bearings & Rotor Dynamics Laboratory of Propulsion Division comprises of National Test Facility for Rolling Element Bearings and Advanced Bearings and rotor dynamics...

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Block Force Measurement Equipment (TF Analyzer 2000)

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

It measures the block force, displacement and hysteresis loop of the multilayered stack.     Photograph of Block Force Unit       Equipment Details   Key Features...

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CEM Design Centres

Posted On : 29 Nov,2017

This design and simulation centre is equipped with high end workstations and indigenously developed electromagnetic softwares which can solve various electromagnetic...

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Characterization facility

Posted On : 20 Nov,2017

Characterization facility at CCFP is well equipped with analytical instruments required for polymer, fiber and resin analysis. New techniques/analysis method for...

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Chemical Vapour Infiltration (CVI) Reactor

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

CVI Reactor is used to carry out the CVI process, in which the gaseous precursors are transported to the interior of a heated porous preform, allowed them to react at...

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Class 10,000 clean room

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

A 10,000 class clean room facility has been established for the fabrication of micron size devices on different type of wafers.  It houses a mask aligner and a spin...

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Closed circuit Centrifugal Compressor Test Rig Facility

Posted On : 23 Nov,2017

  FACILITY 1: Closed circuit Centrifugal Compressor Test Rig Facility The Closed Circuit Centrifugal Compressor Test Rig (CLOCTER) facility is established at Propulsion...

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Combustion and Gas Dynamics Laboratory

Posted On : 23 Nov,2017

Combustion laboratory is involved in the design, development, testing and analysis of gas turbine combustors for small gas turbine engines. In this facility performance...

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Combustion Instability Research Facility

Posted On : 23 Nov,2017

F1: Combustion Instability Research Facility   Combustion Instability Research Facility   The screech combustion instability is one of the most detrimental and, in...

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Component level and full scale structural testing

Posted On : 05 Dec,2017

Year of Establishment    : Test Application  : To provide solutions to structural testing and evaluation for static and fatigue tests at component level and life...

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Composite Blade Fabrication Facility

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

Composite blades of various sizes in the range of 3 feet to 70 feet can be fabricated in this Facility.Stringent Quality Control norms are adhered to during the...

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Composite Repair Facility

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

The use of composite materials in aerospace industry has risen significantly in recent years. Hence, there is a strong need for repair technologies on primary aircraft...

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Composites Fabrication Facility

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

Objective of the facility : Development of airworthy composite parts.   Specification of the facility :   Clean Room A clean room of 100,000 class is maintained to...

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Compressed Air Facilities

Posted On : 24 Nov,2017

Compressed air facility supplies compressed air to all the facilities in CSIR-NAL Belur campus • Two numbers of 4-stage centrifugal compressors with latest control...

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Computer Controlled Fabric Impregnation Machine

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

This Computer Controlled Fabric Impregnation Machine (CCFIM) is a versatile facility, first of its kind in the country, which can handle a wide variety of reinforcements...

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Computer Controlled Vibration Qualification Test Facility

Posted On : 05 Dec,2017

Year of Establishment : 2000 Test Application : Aircraft subsystems, Automotive and rail systems Test Features : Vibration qualification testing according to the...

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Contact angle analyzer

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

Contact angle of fluids on surfaces is measured using a contact angle analyzer. Tangent fitting mode is used for the determination of contact angle.   . Model & Make: ...

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Controlled Atmosphere Heat Treatment Furnace

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

The furnace can be used for heat treatment of varieties of materials (metallic and ceramic) up to 1200°C under controlled flow of argon and nitrogen. .      Furnace...

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Conveyor type Microwave facility for composite processing

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

Specification : Total Power: 800W x 4 = 3.2 KW Operating frequency: 2450 MHz. Applicator: Cylindrical cross-section, multimode type Temperature measurement: Online, at 4...

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Coupon Level Structural Testing Facility

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

Coupon Level Structural Testing Facility or Materials testing facility is a pre-requisite to any composite development programme as basic material properties data is to...

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Creep testing machine

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

Make  : M/s. Spranktronics, Bangalore, India. Application  :  Creep tests of polymers under tensile mode Specification : Load capacity :   up to 100 kg  Data...

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Damage Tolerance Testing

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

Certification demand for damage tolerant design of structures has fuelled the ‘Damage tolerance studies’ on composite structures in the division. Studies in testing...

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Design Center

Posted On : 11 Dec,2017

A lot of literature are available on how to design a fixed wing aircraft. Most of the tools, like Advanced aircraft analysis, are based on the design theory as described...

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Design Section

Posted On : 24 Nov,2017

The design section is having domain knowledge in design of high speed wind tunnel models, support systems, strain gauge balances and test rigs. The design team is fully...

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Desktop Flight Simulator

Posted On : 24 Nov,2017

    A rapid prototyping system called Desktop Flight Simulator (DFS) for flight controller design has been developed. DFS runs on x86-based computer system on Windows...

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Differential scanning calorimeter

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is a useful tool to measure the phase transition temperature of various amorphous materials. It is a thermoanalytical technique...

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Differential Scanning Calorimeter, TA Discovery DSC25

Posted On : 28 Dec,2017

Differential Scanning Calorimeter is  used specifically for the thermal analysis of polymers. Discovery DSC25   can be is  operational in temperatures ranging from...

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Digital Image Correlation (DIC) Measurement Facility

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

Digital Image Correlation (DIC) technique is a non-contact method of measuring surface displacements of an object subjected to a driving force. DIC technique uses two...

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Distributed Engineer in Loop Simulator Facility for LCA

Posted On : 24 Nov,2017

           The Distributed Engineer-in-the-Loop Simulator (DELS) is being used extensively by National Control Law (CLAW) team for the development and evaluation...

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Do-254 Process

Posted On : 30 Nov,2017

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Drop test facility

Posted On : 05 Dec,2017

Year of Establishment    : 2008 Test Application  : Crashworthiness for aerospace and automotive components   Test Features : Full scale vertical drop testing...

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Dual-channel Cortex RTR (Radio Telemetry Receiver)

Posted On : 14 Dec,2017

Description and Specifications: This system is currently tuned to receive signals transmitted from the Saras PT1N aircraft at 1500 MHz. (The filter bandwidth is usually...

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Dynamic Mechanical Analyser

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

Make : TA Instruments – India , Division of Waters (India) Pvt. Ltd. Application : Used for the characterization of  bulk properties such as modulus, compliance and...

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Electrochemical work station

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

Corrosion behavior of metals, alloys and coatings can be evaluated using electrochemical workstation by both AC and DC methods. In addition, it can be used for the...

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Electroless coating pilot plant facility

Posted On : 30 Nov,2017

Electroless nickel plating (EN) is a simple auto-catalytic chemical reduction process for depositing metals, alloys and composites. In this process metal ions are...

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Electromagnetic Materials Applications Facility

Posted On : 29 Nov,2017

An ISO-certified National facility State-of-the-art EM characterization measurements of different types of EM materials  Frequency range: 200 MHz -170 GHz Capable of...

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Electron Probe Micro Analyzer (EPMA)

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

In an EPMA, a micro-volume of a sample is subjected to interaction with a focused electron beam (typical energy = 5-30 keV) and the X-ray photons emitted by the various...

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Electrospinning Facility

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

Electrospinning is a technique used for preparing polymer and ceramic nanofibers using high viscous polymer solution subjected to high DC electric field. Typical...

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Emissometer

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

Emissometer is a special purpose instrument to measure the emittance of absorber coatings used for the flat plate solar thermal collector, wherein the maximum working...

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Environmental test facilities

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

CSMST is equipped with state-of-the-art environmental test facility, backed by an experienced research group. Environmental tests are an integral part of the development...

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ESVS Flight Simulator

Posted On : 24 Nov,2017

The ESVS flight simulator at the Flight Mechanics and control division is to carry out research and develop Enhanced and Synthetic Vision System (ESVS) operational...

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Experimental Microwave Facility (EMF)

Posted On : 29 Nov,2017

The EMF facility at CEM, CSIR-NAL was established in 1998 to characterize EM properties of aerospace materials.   Specifications: EM characterization of materials...

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Facilities Available at Heat transfer Lab

Posted On : 23 Nov,2017

Film / Effusion Cooling Research Rig Turbine Rim Seal Research Rig Heat Exchangers Test Rig   1. Film / Effusion Cooling Research Rig The film / effusion cooling...

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Fiber heat treatment facility

Posted On : 20 Nov,2017

    The division is equipped with a pilot-scale heat treatment facility for continuous conversion of polyacrylonitrile fibers into carbon fibers. The line comprises of...

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Fiber spinning facility

Posted On : 20 Nov,2017

    The center has both wet and dry jet pilot plant scale fiber spinning facility for polyacrylonitrile fiber. The facility comprises of polymer dissolution unit, high...

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Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy Integrated with EDS/EBSD

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

FESEM is an advanced version of scanning electron microscope which produces 1000 times brighter image than the conventional SEM. Schottky field emitter is used as a...

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flapping

Posted On : 11 Dec,2017

At CSIR-NAL, in MAV Unit, a dedicated group has been formed to carry out fundamental as well as applied research on flapping wing MAVs. Systematic research has been...

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Forming

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

In the conventional successive lamination technique, only a single ply is normally handled at a time and shaping of the ply is done by hand simultaneously during...

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Forward velocity sled facility

Posted On : 05 Dec,2017

Year of Establishment    : 2014 Test Application  : Aerospace and automotive industry Test Features : Seat qualification and occupant safety  

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Fourier transform infrared spectrometer

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

FT-IR spectrometer is used to  obtain an infrared spectrum of absorption or emission of a solid, liquid or gas.     The PerkinElmer Frontier™ MIR/FIR is a...

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Fourier Transform Infrared spectrometer BRUKER VECTOR 22

Posted On : 28 Dec,2017

Vector 22 is a mid-IR (4000 - 400 cm-1) spectrometer with a full-sized sample compartment and capable of accommodating most standard sampling and heating accessories...

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Frequency Selective Surface (FSS)-based Facility

Posted On : 29 Nov,2017

This facility is an ISO-certified national facility for FSS design, analysis and simulation, FSS-based hardware development. This facility is aiming at development of...

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Full scale Structural Testing facility

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

Full scale structural tests are essential to qualify the structure for flight.  ACD- NAL has state-of-the-art test facility to conduct static and fatigue testing for...

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Graphite Heating Element Furnace

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

      Furnace Details Application Areas  Model:TE-2936  Manufacturer:M/s Therelek Furnaces Pvt Ltd,  Bangalore  Size:50 mm × 30 mm × 150 mm  Temperature...

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Grit blasting facility

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

Grit blasting is a surface treatment process widely used in industries for diverse purposes like creating roughness, removal of coating / burrs / rust, surface texturing...

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Ground Vibration Test Facility

Posted On : 05 Dec,2017

Year of Establishment: 2002 Test Application: Modal testing of aircraft, aerospace structures and automotive systems Test Features: Estimation of natural frequencies,...

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Handling Qualities Flight Simulator for Test Pilots

Posted On : 24 Nov,2017

        The NALSIM Ground Simulator is developed as per the requirements of Test Pilots and delivered the same to ASTE, Bangalore. This simulator has the capability...

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Hardware – in – the Loop Simulation Facility for MAVs

Posted On : 24 Nov,2017

PC based Hardware in Loop Simulation (HILS) set up is used for the verification of the onboard autopilot software and hardware functionalities in the simulation...

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HDT VSP (Heat Deflection Tempertaure/ Vigot Sofening point ) Apparatus

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

Make : M/s Saumya  Machineries Pvt.Ltd, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Application : HDT and VSP  measurements of polymers   Specification : Temperature range : ambient to...

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Heat Treatment Facility

Posted On : 12 Dec,2017

  Drop Down Solutionising Furnace   Sl. No. Description Specification 1. Work Basket Size (effective) Dia. 1450mm  x 2000mm Height 2. Furnace Inner Chamber Dimensions...

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High Resistance Measurement system

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

It measures the resistance and resistivity of ceramic samples   Photograph of High resistance meter     Equipment Details   Key Features   Application Areas...

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High Speed Alternator Test Facility

Posted On : 23 Nov,2017

Technology demonstration of a high speed alternator was done successfully for 4.5 kW Power at 30000 rpm for a small gas turbine engine. Alternator and air turbine drive...

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High Speed Combustor Test Facility

Posted On : 23 Nov,2017

High Speed Combustor Test Facility (HSCTF) is first of its kind in India and a state-of-the-art facility for advanced combustor development. The major activities of the...

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High Temperature Gas Jet Erosion Tester

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

The erosion tester is used to study the erosion resistance of surfaces when high pressure air jet of erodent particles is impinged at certain temperature. Erosion test...

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High Temperature Tribometer

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

      Equipment details   Applications  Model:THT S/N 10-700  Manufacturer:CSM Instruments (Anton Paar), Switzerland  Operating Conditions: Load 2 -20N Speed: 20...

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High Temperature Universal Testing Machine

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

Universal testing machine is capable of tension/compression/flexural testing metallic and ceramic materials under load, strain and position control.        Equipment...

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High Velocity Air gun impact test facility

Posted On : 05 Dec,2017

Year of Establishment    : 2010 Test Application   : High velocity impact study for aerospace components Test Features : Evaluation of structural damage due to bird...

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Humidity Chamber

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

The Advanced Composites Division (ACD) is equipped with state-of-the-art environmental test facility. This test facility is an independent part of the developmental and...

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Impedance Analyzer

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

Impedance Analyzer measures Capacitance/Dielectric Constant, Inductance, Resistance, Impedance, Dissipation factor, Quality factor etc of samples in the frequency range...

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In-flight vibration Measurement and Flutter Test Facility

Posted On : 05 Dec,2017

Year of Establishment  : 2007 Test Application  : Aircraft Test Features : In-flight vibration measurement and flight flutter testing  

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JARF

Posted On : 12 Oct,2017

  The Jet Aeroacoustics Research Facility at the Experimental Aerodynamics Division at NAL enables comprehensive investigation of jet aeroacoustics with its capability...

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Keithley Electrical Conductivity Meters with 6517B Electrometer ( for High resistivity measurements)

Posted On : 28 Dec,2017

Volume Resistivity or Surface Resistivity of polymers, FRP composites, films and pellets can be measured according to standard ASTM D 4496 and MIL AMS-C-83231A....

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Lab scale Resin Impregnation Machine (M/s. Technology Specialists Ltd., Warwick U.K)

Posted On : 28 Dec,2017

This machine  is customised for producing  Room temperature/High temperture thermoset  prepregs  which can be processed in the temperature range of 40°C -150°C.It...

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LARGE SCALE ROTATING RIG

Posted On : 23 Nov,2017

The Large Scale Rotating Rig (LSRR) is a low speed, open circuit, suck-down type of facility. It is a specially designed experimental rig to carryout basic research and...

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Laser Tracker Inspection Facility

Posted On : 12 Dec,2017

  Leica Laser Tracker Range : 80m  ,Software : Metrolog       Potential Use of the Facility: Jig setting, Inspection and certification of Aircraft Assembly Jigs ,...

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Magnetron sputtering facility

Posted On : 30 Nov,2017

Sputtering is a versatile physical vapor deposition process to fabricate a variety of metallic, oxide, nitride and carbide coatings. At SED, different types of...

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Mart

Posted On : 11 Dec,2017

        Micro air vehicle Aerodynamics Research Tunnel (MART) at CSIR-NAL has been established to meet all the special requirements for MAV studies. Some of the...

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Material Evaluation testing

Posted On : 05 Dec,2017

Year of Establishment    : Test Application  : testing and evaluation of mechanical properties of materials at temperatures ranging from -400 0C to 10000 0C and...

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MAV Airframe Fabrication Facility

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

Light weight airframes of various sizes in the range of 300mm to 1800mm can be fabricated in this facility. Stringent Quality Control norms are adhered to during the...

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Mercury Porosimetry Analyzer

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

This analytical technique involves the intrusion of Mercury at high pressure into a material through the use of a penetrometer. The pore size (r) is determined based on...

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Micro Hardness Tester

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

This digitally controlled microhardness tester has dual indenters (Vickers and Knoop) with test load range of 0.01 to 2.0 kgf     Equipment Details   Key Features  ...

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Micro Raman spectrometer

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

Raman spectroscopy is a simple spectroscopic technique used for chemical phase identification of solid and liquid samples. Micro-Raman spectrometer is used to measure...

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Micro-scratch Revetest tester

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

                          Equipment details   Applications  Model: RST 27-504  Manufacturer:CSM Instruments (Anton Paar), Switzerland...

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Microelectronics System Laboratory

Posted On : 13 Nov,2017

Microelectronics Systems Laboratory (MSL) used for Electronics Systems Design, Development and Testing from MAV/UAV as well as for Aircraft. MSL equipped with design...

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Microwave Anechoic Chamber (NAL-MAC)

Posted On : 29 Nov,2017

The microwave anechoic chamber (NAL-MAC) was established and certified at CEM, CSIR-NAL in 2002. This facility was established to support radome design and development...

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Model shop

Posted On : 12 Oct,2017

  EAD Model shop is a special purpose work shop for the fabrication of light weight high strength wind tunnel models and prototypes. The wind tunnel models as well the...

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Motion Capture Laboratory

Posted On : 13 Nov,2017

The NALMAC uses a commercial indoor motion capture system both as the source of indoor positioning information for autonomous flight and as a high accuracy reference...

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Multi agent Cooperative Control Processor-in-the Loop (PIL) Facility

Posted On : 24 Nov,2017

Established the formation flying Processor -in-the Loop (PIL) to test formation flying of multiple MAVs in desktop environment This was used extensively for testing 2...

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Nanoindentation hardness tester

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

Nanoindentation hardness tester is used to evaluate the mechanical properties such as hardness, elastic modulus, and fracture toughness of thin coatings. The mechanical...

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Nanoscratch tester / Tribometer

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

Nanoscratch tester/Tribometer is used to carry out scratch test for testing adhesive strength of a coating and wear test to measure tribological quantities such as wear...

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Navstream Sharpe XR6 Differential Global Positioning System

Posted On : 14 Dec,2017

Description and Specifications: This system is at Telemetry (ASTE) and is used during taxi trials for recording the position of the Saras PT1N aircraft (latitude and...

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Non-destructive Evaluation & Testing

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

Non-destructive Evaluation is the most critical activity in any composite development programme and its importance in aerospace activities is all the more critical. The...

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Optical Microscope (Inverted)

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

Reflected light from the polished, and polished and etched surfaces of metallographically prepared samples is used to form the image for studying the microstructural...

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Particle size analyzer

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

The instrument is used for determining the particle size distribution and average agglomerated particle size of powder samples. The analysis is based on laser...

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Piezometer

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

The equipment measures piezoelectric charge coefficient (d33, d31), capacitance and loss factor of pieozo electric  materials at room temperature.  Photograph of...

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Polymer Laboratory

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

 A Polymer Laboratory has been set up for conducting research work on materials and processing, incoming inspection of composite materials (e.g. resins, adhesives and...

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Precision composite specimen cutting machine

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

Coupon testing is a very important aspect of new material/process development which will finally lead to derivation of design allowables. The mechanical properties are...

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Prepreg Cutting Machine (Lectra Inc.)

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

Facility Name: Fully automated tape cutting NC machine For composite fabrication it is required to cut the prepregs, carbon fabrics etc. based on the structural design....

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Prototype PCB Etching Machine Facility

Posted On : 29 Nov,2017

The prototype PCB etching machine was installed and commissioned at CEM, CSIR-NAL in 2017. The specifications and capabilities of the facility are given below; Three...

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PU Foam Dispensing machine

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

Low pressure foaming machine for applications in expanded polyurethane. It meters 2 components polyol & Iso via positive displacement pumps with gears, with low rotatio...

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Re-Configurable Design Flight Simulator

Posted On : 24 Nov,2017

    Specifications             Re-configurable MFD for engine and flight instrumentation system pages             Touch screen based controls...

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Renewable Energy Farm Test Facility ​

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

Wind Solar Hybrid system can be tested in this Field Test Facility. Performance of the Hybrid systemscan be experimentally evaluated in actual out door environmental...

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RF and DC Dual Chamber Magnetron Sputtering System

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

RF and DC magnetron sputtering system deposits source (target) material on a substrate by ejecting   neutral atoms from the target through plasma bombardment. The...

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Robotic Tufting and Z-Pinning

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

Composites are the materials of choice for aerospace applications due to their excellent mechanical and other properties. However due to their laminar construction they...

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Rotary Engines and Ceramics Application Laboratory (RECAL)

Posted On : 23 Nov,2017

RECAL is associated with the design, development and testing of power plants for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). This laboratory can design and develop Wankel Rotary...

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Salt spray chamber

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

Continuous salt spray or salt fog test is a standard test method and also an industrial practice used to evaluate the corrosion resistance of various bulk materials and...

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SARAS Flight Simulator Facility

Posted On : 24 Nov,2017

This facility is being used by the flight crew primarily for procedures training and by the SARAS design teams for testing of the systems like AFCS. The specifications...

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Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

Image formation in an SEM is accomplished through collection of the secondary electrons / back scattered electrons generated due to interaction of an electron beam with...

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Six DOF Motion Platform test facility

Posted On : 05 Dec,2017

Year of Establishment    : 2017 Test Application : Aircraft and automotive Fuel tank slosh simulation Test Features : Six independent motions (roll, pitch,...

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Small Gas Turbine Engine Test (GET) Facility

Posted On : 23 Nov,2017

Small Gas Turbine Engine Test (GET) Facility has been developed for testing small gas turbine engine producing thrust upto 500 kgf. It contains test bay, control room,...

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Smart material testing facility

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

  Specification: Make: Bose Corporation, USA Features: Computer controlled dynamic testing of materials Infrared thermal imaging camera Video extensometer Installed in...

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SOFC test station

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

SED division has a 120 V and 600 W fuel cell work station, which is capable of testing different types of fuel cells such as SOFC, PEM etc. in planar and tubular...

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Solar spectrum reflectometer

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

In solar spectrum reflectometer, the source of illumination is a tungsten-halogen lamp.  The radiation reflected by the sample is measured at an angle of 20º from the...

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Static and Dynamic Full Field Non-contact Strain Measurement using 3D Digital Image Correlation System

Posted On : 05 Dec,2017

Year of Establishment    : 2014 Test Application  : Full-scale aerospace structures and scaled dynamic models. Test Features  : Distributed 3D strains and...

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Static DeflectionTest Facility for Blades

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

In this test facility, the wind turbine composite blades can be subjected to design load conditions and the static deflection measurementscan be carried out along the...

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Structural Design and Analysis

Posted On : 27 Nov,2017

This division has adequate expertise in the Conceptualization, Design, Detail Design, Finite element analysis and FE based optimization of composite/metal...

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Structural Health Monitoring Lab

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

Structural Health Monitoring Laboratory is the state of art for facility of Advanced Composites Division for the development of Fiber Optic based Structural Health...

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System Worthiness Integration and Flight Testing

Posted On : 11 Dec,2017

System Worthiness Integration and Flight Testing formed to support the UAV development in NAL. SWIFT plays an important role in development of prototype designs,...

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Tape Casting and Multi Layered Fabrication Equipments

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

Tape Casting and other equipments such as Scree Printer, Stacker and Dryer, Isostatic Laminator and Precision Cutter are used for fabrication of piezoelectric / PZT...

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Thermal Conductivity Meter [Hot Disk-Thermal Constants Analyser TPS 2500S]

Posted On : 28 Dec,2017

This equipment is measures  the thermal conductivity (Tc), thermal diffusivity (Td) and specific heat capacity (cP) of variety of materials (solids , liquids,powders,...

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Thermal cycling furnace

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

A thermal cycling furnace is used to predict the life of thermal barrier coatings. It can also be used to estimate the high temperature oxidation resistance of coatings....

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Thermo gravimetric analyzer

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

Thermogravimetric analysis or thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) is a method of thermal analysis in which the mass of a sample is measured over time as the temperature...

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Thermo-Physical Characterization of solid materials.

Posted On : 22 Nov,2017

The Coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) is an essential property to be measured for knowing the material behaviour as a function of temperature. CTE study plays an...

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Thermogravimetric Analyzers, TA Discovery TGA550

Posted On : 28 Dec,2017

Thermogravimetric analyzers measure changes in mass or weight in response to increases in temperature or time. These kinds of measurements can give valuable information...

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Thin Film (TF) Analyzer

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

TF analyzer measures electromechanical properties of piezoelectric thin films by applying an electrical excitation signal to the sample and measuring mechanical...

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Thin Film X-ray Diffractometer

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

X-ray diffraction (XRD) is a simple non-destructive technique used to obtain detailed information about the crystallographic structure of materials.      MAKE AND...

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Tool Design Facility

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

Objective of the facility : To fabricate composite tools using wet layup technique / prepreg technique required for both development and production programs.  ...

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Tracking Antenna System (from Orbit, Israel)

Posted On : 14 Dec,2017

Model Number: AL-4018-1DNAL-SYS   Description and Specifications: This is a 2 metre diameter L or S band antenna. The parabolic dish is connected to a dual-polarized...

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Transonic Axial Flow Compressor Research Facility [AFCR]

Posted On : 23 Nov,2017

The Axial Flow Compressor Research Rig has been established for undertaking performance evaluation and parametric studies on subsonic and transonic model compressor/fan...

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Transonic Cascade Tunnel

Posted On : 23 Nov,2017

The Transonic Cascade Tunnel (TCT) facility located at NAL wind tunnel centre (NWTC) is an indigenously designed, unique wind tunnel facility to carry out research...

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Universal Hardness Tester

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

The hardness tester works on the principle of indentation. The material is subjected to a predetermined force through an indenter. The dimension of the indentation is...

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Universal Testing Machine

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

Specifications: Make: INSTRON, USA Capacity: 100 kN   Major clients of this facility: HAL, ADA, Naptha Resins Ltd.

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UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

It can be used for studying the reflection and absorption measurements on solid samples, including semiconductors, films, glass, and absorbing materials Lambda 950...

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Vacuum furnace

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

It can be used up to 2000°C for sintering various non-oxide ceramics. The furnace has the capability to maintain 10-3 mbar vacuum. It can also operate in various...

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Versatile Turbine Test Rig (VTTR)

Posted On : 23 Nov,2017

Specifications of the VTTR facility   Max air mass flow                  : 9 kg/sec Max turbine inlet Pressure     : 10 kg/cm2 Max inlet ...

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Vibrating sample magnetometer

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) is an instrument for magnetic properties measurement and is equipped with cryogenic facility. It allows the characterization of the...

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Vibro-acoustic Test Facility

Posted On : 05 Dec,2017

Year of Establishment    :  2014 Test Application  :  Aircraft and automotive panels, Test Features  :  sound absorption and transmission loss studies, active,...

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Water jet cutter

Posted On : 28 Nov,2017

 Capability:  cutting is a facility that is imperative in any composite development programme due to tight tolerances and accuracies in dimensions that can be achieved...

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Wear tester

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

Pin on disc wear and friction tester is used to study the tribological properties like wear and friction behavior of materials/coatings in sliding contact. Sliding...

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Wind Turbine Generator Test Facility

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

The performance of a generator (both Permanent Magnet and Alternator type) under different load conditions can be experimentally evaluatedin this facility. The present...

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Wind turbine Tow test facility

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

Small wind turbines (upto 2m dia.) can be tested using the tow test facility. The wind speeds of upto 20m/s can be simulated on the wind turbine. The tow facility has...

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Wood Pecker NDE

Posted On : 23 Jan,2018

Specifications: Make: Mitsui Engg., Japan   Techniques applied in this facility: Automated tap testing technique   Major clients of this facility: NAL, HAL, ADA, IIT...

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X-ray Diffractometer

Posted On : 21 Nov,2017

X-ray Diffraction (XRD) is a high-tech, non-destructive technique ( NDT) for analyzing a wide range of materials, including fluids, metals, minerals, polymers,...

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X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer

Posted On : 10 Nov,2017

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is associated with the analysis of the energy of electrons present in the atoms, molecules and compounds. Elemental and chemical...

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