The U.S. Navy has developed a Deck Simulator Shock Machine (DSSM) that the service says improves shipboard electronics reliability while saving $75,000 per test. The machine evaluates state-of-the-art, vibration-sensitive electronics cabinets weighing up to 1,500 lb. on shock isolation mounts, Navy officials say. One of two such machines worldwide, the mechanism sits on 22,000 lb. of steel and concrete and records the effects of simulated underwater explosions on electronics ...


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