The Kurs Orbital bench, which was used to manufacture and benchmark the mutual measurement systems for spacecraft rendezvous system module testing, has been modernized.
Anechoic chamber type “ECHO-1” was designed to test equipment for space purposes. The inner surface is lined with radar absorbing material and is not inflammable TV-50.
The modernized Kurs Orbital test-bench manifests the following features:
- maximally approximates the generated signals to the real-world environment, appropriate in particular flight conditions, ensures the refinement of technical characteristics, and simulates the real-world flight conditions affecting the functioning of the equipment tested;
- ensures parameter checkout at the manufacturing stage and, if necessary, simulates possible contingency situations occurring during the flight;
- allows to carry out both ground experimental testing of equipment prototypes and equipment testing at the serial production stage.
Rendezvous system optical module bench testing.