STAT is a ground test facility for evaluating the performance of materials, components, subsystems, and small satellites in a test environment capable of providing conditions from low Earth orbit to geosynchronous operations.
STAT simulates natural orbital environment conditions ranging from quiet to various geomagnetic effects generated as a result of solar activity that can impact space assets. Self-induced environmental conditions associated with space systems may also be simulated during testing to investigate potential system-level interactions.
Test chamber conditions and test article observables may be accessible to program sponsors for test article monitoring and control under varying simulated space conditions. Local support is available at Arnold Engineering Development Complex for test planning and execution, and to conduct analysis of test results.
Using the STAT test cell for Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) of materials, components, subsystems, and evolving technologies in a representative space environment can lower development costs and reduce the risk of failure of mission-critical assets. The ability to simulate multiple environmental effects under controlled conditions in a single instrumented chamber provides significant flexibility to support customer requirements. Rapid reconfiguration of test articles and adjustments in test chamber conditions further contribute to a cost-effective test regimen.
75cm x 75cm x 75cm (2.5 ft x 2.5ft x 2.5ft), 100 kg (220 lbm) maximum mass
1x10-7 kPa (1x10-6 Torr) base pressure, 100 K temperature, housed in ISO Class 7 (Class 10,000) cleanroom
30 to 150 keV, 1x102 to 1x108 p+/cm2/sec
20 to 100 keV, 5x102 to 5x108 e-/cm2/sec
120 to 2,500 nm photons at 1 sun (±20%)
1x1010 to 2x1012 O/cm2/sec at 5eV
up to 500 g space material
50 to 1,000 eV,
1x103 to 1x108 Xe+/cm2/sec
induce and measure up to ±140 V