We are currently restricting visitors to any MCW campus for non-business or educational purposes. Badge-access is required to enter any campus building, and face coverings must be worn in all common areas.
Data in this facility is captured using several high-speed video cameras and digital data-acquisition systems capable of high-throughput data capture.
Two seven-meter-high drop towers are used to simulate under-vehicle blast accelerations to component systems using a custom-designed lever-arm mechanism and reaction tower decelerator. There is also a helmet testing drop tower that accommodates six-meter-per-second impacts.
Pendulums include a six-wire swinging mass pendulum that accommodates various mass sizes and a rigid-arm pendulum, both of which accomplish a ten-meter-per-second impact. Another custom-designed rigid-arm pendulum is used for various helmet impact testing, including football and military helmet evaluations.