Environmental Test Lab
The Sat-Com philosophy is to test beyond the MIL-STD-810 specifications to determine the actual limitations of the designs.
As an example, the radios are tested and certified for 3-meter immersion at 3 meters as supposed to the 1.2 meters 30 min standard. As a matter of interest, the Leopard radio was tested up to equipment limits of 5meters waterproof where it still passed.
With respect to the drop test, the specimen was dropped beyond the 26 drops on ONE device after which it was fully functional in all modes, tuner still tuning and transceiver passing the Factory Acceptance test with full power transmission and receiver as sensitive as new.
During Artillary exercises the radios were placed right next to 155mm Howitzer cannons while radio testing was ongoing for the day. The radios performed throughout without any problems.
The following tests can be done:
- Temperature High/Low
- Temperature Shock
- Shake and Vibration
- Submersion / Waterproof
- Mist, Salt, and Fog
- Intrinsic safety