Testing and Validation

Testing is essential in any product development for multiple reasons. Testing can serve as means to validate numerical models, as means to show compliance with requirements, to characterize physical properties, and to validate assumptions.

Load Testing

Load testing of structures and systems is essential to ensure the designed system matches strength and stiffness requirements and assumptions. 

  • Defining load test cases

  • Designing and planning test setup

  • Test execution 

  • Post-processing and documentation

Vibration Testing

Ground Vibration Testing (GVT): Determination of airframe normal frequencies, mode shapes and damping / Validation of numerical models
Structural Mode Interaction (SMI) Testing: Validation of flight control filters that avoid unstable coupling of airframe modes (flight control stability)

  • Test planning

  • Test execution 

  • Post-post processing

Flight Test Engineering

  • Defining flight test instrumentation concept

  • Strain and acceleration data post processing (shock and vibrations)

  • Flight test planning for UAVs

  • Execution of UAV flight tests