Aerospace Vibration Testing

Aerospace vibration testing requires adequate test severities and consistent, repeatable results. Vibration Research offers many aerospace testing solutions, including short-duration random tests, high-channel-count control, shock response spectrum, and more.

VibrationVIEW Software Package




Shock Response Spectrum (SRS)

Sine Reduction

Instant Degrees of Freedom (iDOF)

Mixed Mode


Small Satellite

Fulfill Test Specifications

Generate test profiles or enter specifications with ease. The VibrationVIEW interface is intuitive and user-friendly, and the software is industry-leading. Access standard vibration testing modes built for ease of use and advanced features you won’t find anywhere else.

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High-channel-count Systems

VR10500 Vibration Controller

The VR10500 is a high-powered option for advanced vibration testing. VR engineered the VR10500 to coordinate with high-channel-count and multi-shaker systems.


  • Up to 512 input channels
  • 16-channel-count system (8-channel minimum)
  • Multiple shaker systems
  • Controller and analyzer combination
  • Advanced controller configurations
  • Up to 6 outputs (4 analog/2 digital)
  • Interlocks, voltage monitoring, and remote control

VR10500 vibration controllers stacked with labeled cablesHigh-channel-count test setups are easier to manage with the VR10500 hardware.

  • Range selection in dialogs
  • Page through groups of channels with Ctrl + PgUp/PgDn
  • Option to always show large input configuration table
  • Save an input profile to a test profile

Multi-channel Analysis

Analyze test or independent verification data in the ObserVIEW software following vibration control. ObserVIEW can open recordings up to 50GB, ideal for processing aerospace-sized data files.

Define & Run Random Tests

In VibrationVIEW, fulfill test standards with Random software features such as:

  • Tabular frequency/amplitude breakpoint table
    • Up to 9,999 entries
    • Enter values manually or copy/paste a table from Excel
  • Individual channel tolerances (PSD and RMS)
  • Control and channel aborts (RMS)
  • Spectral limiting/notching
    • Notch on a PSD calculation between multiple sensors
  • Multi-channel averaging for better control of resonances or extremal control
  • 104,000 lines of resolution (26,000 with the VR9500)
  • Probability density function (PDF) display

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Environments with Sine and Random Vibration

Sine-on-random (SoR) is a mixed-mode vibration test that runs both sine and random vibration. The quality and longevity of most aircraft components will benefit from mixed-mode testing. Learn more.

Random Software Innovations

Instant degrees of freedom iDOF softwareInstant Degrees of Freedom (iDOF)

Instant Degrees of Freedom (iDOF) employs an advanced algorithm to deliver accurate and low-variance PSD estimates that are calculated quicker than traditional averaging.

With iDOF, you can verify that the control PSD is within tolerance, determine how the test affects the DUT, and stop the test before the energy from a vibration resonance inflicts damage.

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Kurtosion allows you to adjust the RMS and kurtosis levels of a random test while maintaining the test profile and spectrum attributes.

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Clip What Matters

TruClip predicts the drive signal and removes peaks that would exceed the acceleration, velocity, or displacement limitations of the shaker.

Copy > Paste in Excel & Word

VibrationVIEW screenshot with Microsoft ExcelCopy and paste vibration test profiles and graphs between VibrationVIEW and Microsoft Word/Excel. This feature is especially useful when sharing profiles with colleagues, entering data from a customer, or entering lengthy or complicated test profiles.


Define & Run Shock Tests

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Classical Shock

Perform closed-loop control of transient waveforms and access the most used classical shock pulses in the industry. Learn more.

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User-Defined Transient

Create arbitrary periodic waveforms and have better control over short-duration time history files, transient events, and short-load data. Learn more.

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Shock Response Spectrum

Evaluate a device’s response to a transient event likely to occur in the end environment; define SRS parameters and synthesize a pulse to meet a specified SRS curve. Learn more.

Aerospace Companies Using VR Products

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Shaker Compatibility

VR’s controllers and control software are compatible with any shaker. Our qualified sales team can work with you to select the right equipment at the right price. We’ll put together a custom package of hardware, software, and shakers for all your foreseeable testing needs.

Does your lab require large shakers? VR CAN HELP!


Record Field Data

ObserVR1000 with GSM 4000

The ObserVR1000 hardware can be controlled remotely with the VR Mobile application, which runs on a smartphone or tablet using a WiFi connection. Set up, monitor, and modify field data recording without a wired configuration.

Engineers can use the recorded data to characterize the field and build vibration test profiles for real-world simulation.

Autonomous Data Acquisition

Observe live data recording from any mobile device. Select, start, and stop the test; analyze issues with a live FFT display.

Define any number of triggering events to record data without interference. Save processing time, capture transient events, drive external equipment, and more.

Configure a dual or quadrature tachometer to measure rotation. Encoder types include wheel, rotational, or scalar.

View position updates at about 1Hz along with GPS timebase synchronization. Then, play the GPS media files in sync with a waveform recording.

Aerospace and Defense Test Standards

  • LLIS-0785
  • LLIS-0775
  • LLIS-0787
  • LLIS-0780

Mix & Match Controllers with Shakers

Product stack with ObserVR1000, VR9500 and VR10500

Control modules can be used independently on separate shakers or linked into a single stack for jobs requiring a higher channel count (up to 512 channels total).

This cost-effective solution creates substantial savings for our customers.

Small Satellite Testing

Test engineers use vibration testing to verify that a small satellite such as a CubeSat can withstand the launch environment. VibrationVIEW includes software modules applicable to small satellite vibration testing, including shock and random vibration testing and sine sweeps. Learn more.

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High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) Test

An HCF test applies cyclical stress at a high rate to cause elastic deformation or crack initiation. Engineers can run this qualification test using sine resonance, track, and dwell (SRTD) on components like turbine blades to simulate their operational environment.

Data Recording & Analysis Applications

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Vibration Control Applications

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