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The RAT crews also performed work on other hard-to-reach systems, such as the actuating components of the 40-by-80 test section overhead doors. World's largest wind tunnel one step closer to reactivation
After almost three years of inactivity, the National Full-Scale Aerodynamic Complex (NFAC) at Ames Research Center (ARC), Moffett Field, Calif., is preparing for it first test under Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), which is tentatively scheduled for December 2006. NFAC is being reactivated as an AEDC remote operating location. Among
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Steve Lawton, an Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) outside machinist, inspects the turbine and exhaust section of the Rolls-Royce F405 engine in the center’s T4 test cell. The F405 is the powerplant for the Navy T-45 Goshawk trainer. AEDC supports to Navy jet trainer

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Steve Lawton, Aerospace Testing Alliance outside machinist, inspects the turbine and exhaust section of the Rolls-Royce F405-RR-402 engine in AEDC's T4 test cell. The F405 is the powerplant for the Navy T-45 Goshawk trainer. AEDC is currently testing the Navy T-45 trainer engine in its T4 test cell

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Tim Wright, an Aerospace Testing Alliance craftsman at AEDC, examines the Short Takeoff/Vertical Landing (STOVL) F-35 model in the 16 –foot transonic wind tunnel during a model change. The information from this testing, the final entry in a series of tests, will go into a large database to refine and validate the aircraft designs for flight testing and ultimately, production of the CTOL and STOVL F-35 variants. F-35 aerodynamic loads testing at Arnold AFB marks
The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) just completed aerodynamic testing on two variants of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter to support flight testing of the plane later this year. With this latest test, AEDC surpassed 8,000 hours of JSF testing in the center's Propulsion Wind Tunnel facility in support of the
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The probe rake of AEDC’s continuous sweep emission measurement system, the taller vertical structure to the left, is seen in this video still taken during the alternative fuels testing of the B-52 engine at Tinker Air Force Base. Arnold AFB supports Department of Defense Assured Fuels Initiative
The U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) is taking a leading role in supporting the Department of Defense's Assured Fuels initiative which aims to steer the military away from its reliance on foreign oil. A team from the center took their technical expertise and specialized equipment on the road to assist the Air Force in
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Nickolas Galyen, an engineer in Aerospace Testing Alliance’s Integrated Test and Evaluation department, aligns a calibration target during a series of tests to validate the use of stereo particle image velocimetry (PIV) in the 4-foot transonic wind tunnel at Arnold Engineering Development Center. Images of the precisely machined target are used to spatially calibrate particle images to measure three-dimensional velocity airflow fields. Non-intrusive measurement technology validated
An Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) technology and analysis branch team recently broke new ground at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) by conducting a series of tests to determine the feasibility of using an optical method to accurately measure and assess the airflow quality in the four-foot transonic (4T) wind tunnel in the Propulsion
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J.D. Roberts, a Lockheed Martin engineer, inspects the JSF model during a break in aerodynamics load testing in the Propulsion Wind Tunnel’s 16-foot transonic wind tunnel at Arnold Engineering Development Center. AEDC performs mission critical tests on F-35 model
Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) recently conducted successful aerodynamic loads testing on a 12-percent scale model of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) in the center's 16-foot transonic wind tunnel. The test was tentatively the next to last in a series of similar tests providing critical support to the F-35 program
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H3 Arc heater being test fired prior to the installation of the model injection system. Ongoing H3 arc heater developmental testing hits major milestone, sets record
Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) reached a significant milestone recently while conducting a series of independent tests on the H3 arc heater and a multiple model positioning system to expand the facility operating envelope and validate a major arc heater system upgrade. At the end of a series of recent runs of the H3 arc heater under a
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From left to right Dr. Edward Kraft, center technical advisor, 2nd Lt. Rickey Dickens, project manager for the high performance computing maintenance project and Center Commander Brig. Gen. David L. Stringer cut the ribbon for the new high performance system. AEDC's new high performance computer is online
Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) most recent addition to their high performance computer (HPC) center, two 80 processor Hewlett-Packard XC cluster systems, are now online and have already been put to preliminary use by test customers. The new system was first brought online in January for shakedown trials to ultimately provide AEDC
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Shane Thornley, J-6 outside machinist who has been at AEDC for three months, is from Hilo, Hawaii.  Thornley currently lives in Woodbury. He is removing the protective tape covering the roll control exhaust nozzles. Minuteman III upper stage rocket motors test fired in J-6
Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) recently conducted the successful test firing of a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Stage 2 Production Quality Assurance (PQA) rocket motor in the Large Rocket Test Facility J-6. This test was followed by a successful test firing of a Stage 3 rocket motor. The purpose of these
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