X-56A ground vibration testing


Researchers at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center have conducted ground vibration testing on the X-56A flex wing at the center’s Flight Loads Laboratory. Data collected from the impact testing includes fiber optic sensing system (FOSS) information, photogrammetry, flight accelerometers and ground vibration accelerometers.

The testing is important for studying wing characteristics before integration with the fuselage. The X-56A is crucial in testing high-aspect-ratio wings as an element in the design of future long-range aircraft.

Video of testing can be found here

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