[amsat-bb] VIBE table available to government agencies or programs

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Dec 5 21:14:19 UTC 2014

This VIBE table suitable for vibration testing of Cubesats is still

Hate to see it go to the DRMO where the government will set it out in the
rain for a few years, and loose all the components and documentation before
making it available as surplus…

*From:* Robert Bruninga [mailto:bruninga at usna.edu]
*Sent:* Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:18 AM
*To:* amsat-bb at amsat.org
*Subject:* VIBE table available to government agencies

Our vibe system is available to other government activities or programs.

You do the paperwork…

It is only a few years old, is working fine.  But we got another one –

We needed one to provide a full 20G vibe on a 3U cubesat.

This one can only get to 20 g on a 1U.

Here is what it looks like:


I have no idea how things get transferred, but I am certain that our
comptroller will only let us transfer it inter-agency.  So if you are not
somehow able to get a government transfer, please don’t bother asking.  And
we are still waiting to see if any other department on campus wants it.

This thing is big.  The image on the above web page has a 19” half-rack for
the amp as shown on the left, but the image of the VIBE table itself is at
HALF that same scale in that image.  SO it is actually twice as big, about
4’ long, 3’ high and 2’ wide and very heavy half inch steel, double the
size shown.

Bob, WB4aPR

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