MIL STD 901D is intended to simulate the conditions that occur on board a ship when it is struck by a torpedo. The equipment must survive without throwing off pieces that might injure crew-members.
In this test, an X500 that has been modified by ProCustom Group for ship-board use was subjected to multiple shocks. The modifications included significant additional i/o through mil-spec connectors via an expansion slice and custom interface boards, secured in an adjustable custom mount.
If you listen carefully there is one test where there is a loud clanging sound, followed by the utterence of “uh oh!” If you look carefully it was just a wrench that had been left on the test fixture by mistake, and turned into a projectile. No wrenches or personel were seriously injured in the making of this video.
In the slowed-down version below, you can see the significant shock propagation through the mounts, test rig, chassis and computer in slow motion:
ProCustom Group specializes in the modification of Getac rugged laptops for use in real world, hostile environments. These include ship-borne, aircraft, tracked vehicle, flightline and oilfield applications.