In spacecraft propulsion System, Solenoid valves, Pyro Valves are used for control of propellants. Various types of solenoid valves are to be rigorously tested for their performance and various parameters have to be monitored in ground test facilities.
These tests could be categorized as,
Ø Technology Development Tests
Ø Performance Mapping Qualification Tests
Ø Life Endurance Test and
Ø Flight Acceptance Test
To facilitate the conduct of these sophisticated tests, to ensure the operational reliability and to tremendously improve the overall productivity of the test facility/operating personnel and to evaluate test parameters, a programmable Pulse Generator is required for testing of Solenoid Valves