Shock Qualification

Cardinal Engineering can help ensure that your equipment will operate safely and reliably following a shock event.


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Specification Development

Cardinal provides integral support to the Navy survivability community in the development of updates to several specifications and standards, including MIL-S-901D / MIL-DTL-901E. Cardinal’s intimate familiarity with shock specifications is unparalleled, leading to our prominent role on submarine and surface ship programs alike. For decades, Cardinal engineers have been developing and conducting reviews of component and system qualification plans to ensure compliance to governing ship specifications and standards, for the preservation of mission critical operability and the safety of the crew.

Pathways to Qualification

Cardinal has the expertise to guide your systems through the shock qualification process. Our long history with shock specifications and familiarity with MIL-DTL-901E requirements give us unmatched insight into shock qualification. After decades of working closely with U.S. Navy and industry partners, Cardinal can identify the appropriate path – whether it be analysis, testing, or by extension – to achieve qualification in the most economical means possible.

Qualification Tools

Early assessment of shock qualification allows designers to understand the impact of their design choices well before a drawing is issued or fabrication has begun, providing great potential for cost savings. Cardinal’s ShockIQ custom software allows designers to identify what qualification methods can be used, and what design decisions are limiting the use of others.