Design and Test

Design and Test

Pearson Engineering has a dedicated Engineering design capability which consists of a highly-skilled design, product engineering and technical draughting team. All of our Engineers are qualified to degree level many of whom are chartered with the UK Institute of Mechanical Engineers. We have staff members experienced in managing the role of prime contractor to provide system design authority to the UK MOD for its Mine Ploughs, Combat Dozer Blades, Obstacle Marking Systems and Roller systems.

A 900m2 workshop with 15 tonne, 5 tonne and 3 tonne cranes is allocated solely to the development and test of prototype systems. This workshop facility is embedded with a full time staff of mechanical fitters, supported by a number of Ex British Army SNCO trials support officers and mechanical / electrical engineers. We also have access to over 50 time-served mechanical fitters at Group level.

We have a 90 acre test site, which comprises a 1km tarmac test lane, with the remainder laid as green field. The tarmac test lane includes a dedicated sand /gravel pit for simulated mine and IED testing.

We have access to a quarry for testing purposes. The quarry provides severe ground conditions representative of rock, mountainous terrain.

For the purpose of soft sand mobility and effectiveness trials, we have access to a coastal test area.

To facilitate our trials, we have a number of test assets at our disposal, including but not limited to:

  • PEL TM62 Simulated Mine, with electronic switch feedback
  • PEL M15 Simulated Mine, with electronic position and load feedback
  • Selection of IED simulated triggers, with electronic switch feedback
  • High speed video capability (600fps)
  • Configurable load pads. Typically used for Roller assessment
  • Strain pin and strain gauge capability
  • Two fully operational tracked APCs
  • Two Leopard 1 MBTs
  • A fully operational 8×8 wheeled APC
  • A JCB Fastrac 7230 high speed tractor
  • A Tempest 4×4 MRAP

When we require explosive blast testing, we have a working relationship with the UK Military ranges in Northumberland and Wales.

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