INPE selects Brüel & Kjær Satellite Vibration Test System

INPE, Brazil has selected Brüel & Kjær as supplier of their replacement data acquisition and vibration test system for satellite launch simulation and

March 2011 -- Vibration, shock & acoustic fatigue testing is used to simulate the environment experienced during satellite launch. The state-of-the-art data acquisition and vibration test system is based on Brüel & Kjær’s LAN-XI Data Acquisition and PULSE analysis platform. The system will simultaneously record data from many hundreds of high-frequency vibration channels, provide real-time analysis of all channels during vibration/acoustic tests, and provide Shock Response Analysis of recorded data.

Brüel & Kjær Sound and Vibration Measurement A/S ( with headquarters in Denmark, is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc. Brüel & Kjær are world leaders in acoustic and vibration measurement systems & solutions. Brüel & Kjær’s successful LAN-XI Data Acquisition system provides a flexible network-based data acquisition & analysis platform capable of handling the multi-role functions necessary for complex vibration & shock testing.

The National Institute for Space Research (Portuguese: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais; INPE, is a research unit of the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology. INPE is the civilian research center for aerospace activities. INPE’s Integration and Tests Laboratory (LIT) includes highly specialized acoustic, vibration and shock test facilities for evaluating the vibration behaviour, fatigue strength and structural integrity of satellites, sub-systems & components.


About Brüel & Kjær
Brüel & Kjær is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration measurement systems. Brüel & Kjær helps its customers measure and manage the quality of sound and vibration in their products and in the environment. Focus areas are aerospace, space, defence, automotive, ground transportation, airport environment, urban environment, telecom, and audio.

Brüel & Kjær has an unparalleled portfolio of sound and vibration equipment, and is a renowned deliverer of innovative instrumentation, including sound level meters, microphones, accelerometers, conditioning amplifiers, calibrators, noise and vibration analysers and software. To see the full range of products and systems, please visit

Brüel & Kjær also runs a variety of training courses, from basic introductions to noise and it’s effects to more specialised classes teaching customers how to get the most out of their equipment. Free, online training courses - conducted by our expert engineers - run throughout the year too. For all course registration details visit

Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc ( that has annual sales of £787m and employs around 6,000 people worldwide in its 13 business units. Brüel & Kjær has 1150 employees worldwide, and is represented by sales offices in 55 countries.
For additional information please contact:
Heather Wilkins
Marketing Coordinator
Bruel & Kjaer
Telephone: 01763 255 780

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