To ensure that our aerospace composite structures and space-based solar power systems are of the highest quality, Alliance Spacesystems oversees all aspects of end-item and materials testing. Whether the testing is done onsite or off, we manage the entire process. This includes developing detailed test procedures as well as providing the test engineer and test fixture and frame.

End-Item Testing

Alliance Spacesystems currently performs many end-item tests in-house. Regardless of the test type, we work closely with our customers to develop the plans and procedures required to execute a successful test program. In addition, we oversee fixture design and fabrication.

Thermal Cycling
Static Load
Sinusoidal Vibration(Sine Vibe/Sine Burst/Random Vibe)*
Thermo-elastic Distortion Testing/Photogrammetry*
Thermal Vacuum Cycling/Bakeout*
Modal Tap
Nondestructive Testing

Materials Testing

Alliance Spacesystems has an in-house test lab for both work in process (WIP) and material allowables (B-basis) testing. Testing programs are performed in accordance with our customers’ requirements, the engineering test plan, industry standards (including ASTM) and manufacturer recommendations. Among the materials testing programs we oversee at our world-class San Diego facilities are:

Fiber volume
Resin content
Void content
Flatwise tension
Edgewise compression
Short beam shear
Four point bend
Lap shear
Shore D
Joint testing (ASTM and custom configurations)
Insert/fitting tests