Jaguar controller

When your Advanced applications need the most powerful controller available, the Jaguar™ is the ultimate in controller solutions.

When your controller applications demand multiple axis control and analysis, Spectral Dynamics has the solution.  The Jaguar™ is configurable up to 98 control channels and over 550 response channels. Thanks to our Patented Adaptive Control Algorithm and our unique hardware architecture, the Jaguar™ stands alone as the Premier closed loop vibration and acoustic controller available on the market today.

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Jaguar : Powerful Vibration and Acoustic Controller for single or multiple outputs

The Jaguar™ is the most powerful single or multiple axis controller on the market today. We incorporate our patented Adaptive Digital vibration control technology for data acquisition and vibration as well as acoustic control. Our technology protects your test article and the test system while allowing for the ultimate in response delivering you the confidence in test results you desire.

Key features:

From 8 to 588 input channels
Our unique and powerful hardware architecture allows expansion to hundreds of channels without sacrificing signal processing performance.

Up to 98 control channels

With the powerful design of Jaguar™, you have the option to configure up to 98 control channels at the same time.  All the channels can be used as control channels.

Spectral Dynamics Adaptive Control Algorithm
The JaguarTM uses an advanced Adaptive Control method, which is patented and declared to be a fundamental and revolutionary control method by the European and US patent offices. The adaptive control updates the system model as part of the multi-dimensional optimization used by the underlying optimal control method. These integrated control methods permit to reach the best control performance on the market for any test conditions.

Our technology protects your test article and the test system while allowing for the ultimate in response delivering you the confidence in test results you desire.

The JaguarTM is the only system in the world capable of changing the input ranges during a test with no adverse effects on the data. This occurs in our Sine or Random applications ensuring optimal use of the available  dynamic range.

MIMO Capabilities
MIMO (Multiple Input – Multiple Output)

The JaguarTM has the power to recreate multiple degree of freedom environments in your test laboratory. Applications as diverse as vibrating a complex configuration of electronics in 3 axes simultaneously, driving a very heavy structure in one axis while sharing the load over many shakers or even recreating 6 DOF movement at each of the four wheels of an automobile may now be accomplished with the Jaguar™ MIMO application.

The Jaguar™, well known throughout the world for advanced vibration controller testing, also has a strong application success for acoustic control technology. The Jaguar™ is unmatched in its ability to control and analyze advanced test configurations when performing Direct Field Acoustic Testing (DFAT) for Satellites. Contact local Spectral Dynamics sales representative to find out more about our DFAT capabilities and experience as well as see the detail below MIMO Random acoustic Module.

The JaguarTM solution provides a complete software suite for all your applications.


MISO Control software (Multiple Input Single Output)

Tests configurations with multiple input and requiring only one output drive, can be configured easily with the Jaguar™.

Sine Module
The main analysis of the test consists in using tracking filter to bandpass the desired data, synchronizing the center frequency of the bandpass filter and locking it to the drive frequency. Our team is proud to provide one of the best tracking filters with the JaguarTM solution.

Random Module
The purpose of random excitation is to expose the test article to all frequencies, all phases, and all amplitudes in a truly random nature. The only condition to this is the customers shape must be produced and maintained, without losing the true random nature of the energy.

The JaguarTM uses patented adaptive control algorithm with transfer function updating and coherence smoothing to accurately and quickly compensate for non-linearities or time-varying changes in the dynamic load.

Mixed mode (Sine on Random / Random on Random / Sine & Random-on-Random)
The mixed mode consists in combining broadband, narrow band and tones to perform vibration tests.



MIMO Control software (Multiple Input Multiple Output)

As a majority of vibration testing is performed with single shaker excitation systems, conditions often exist where single excitation is not appropriate to achieve the desired test control and results. For these applications, Spectral Dynamics has developed a MIMO applications software suite to simulate the “real world” and allow a multiple channel input while allowing for multiple output drive generation.

MIMO Random Module
MIMO Random provide digital real-time closed loop shaker control for production testing, design qualification, and reliability testing applications. The system allows the definition, simulation, and closed loop control of random vibration excitation of a system with multiple exciters.

MIMO Sine Module

During manufacturing and use, all products encounter stress. MIMO sine tests are performed on both prototype and production-line products to ensure that the product will survive actual production and in-use conditions. MIMO sine vibration environments generally consist of a single sine wave frequency that changes frequency over time at several driving (excitation) points.

MIMO Shock Module

Do you have a need for closed loop control shock testing with multiple vibration actuators? Our MIMO Shock application is the solution.

MIMO Replication Module

This application allows the replication of field measured time history vibration data. Real vibration environment can be played back and controlled   on the test system in a laboratory environment.

MIMO Random acoustic Module

Closed-loop acoustic tests are typically performed on products to ensure that the product will survive actual in-use conditions. Random acoustic environments are characteristically non-repetitive in time, the energy is generally present at all frequencies over a frequency range. This acoustic environment can accurately simulate many real-world operating conditions.

The JaguarTM can generate a wide range of random acoustic environments to satisfy nearly any commercial, industrial, or military test requirement. For instance, Direct Field Acoustic Testing (DFAT) for satellites can be performed thanks to the Spectral Dynamics’ MIMO random acoustic application.

Applications licenses

Spectral Dynamics offers you several options in configuring your suite of software control and application modules. The licenses can be configured with your original system or purchased at a later date.

MISO control licenses
Sine Track resonance Dwell
Classical Shock
Shock Synthesis Waveform Generation and SRS
Mixed mode

MIMO control licenses
MIMO Random
MIMO Swept sine
MIMO Waveform replication
MIMO Shock
MIMO Acoustic

Transient Capture
Signal analysis
Waveform processor


Other Software Options available for the Jaguar

Spectral Dynamics offers specific options to help you to increase the efficiency of the test from the definition to the report.
– Throughput disk: Time record and storage
– Advanced data conversion and plots
– Rectangular and Hybrid control feature (MIMO applications)
– I/O Transformations feature (conversions between different coordinate systems for MIMO applications)