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Default Air Force Logo AEDC von Kármán Facility benefits from X-ray Lab team’s innovative efforts
During the recent pressure system recertification effort at the von Kármán Gas Dynamics Facility at Arnold Air Force Base, the AEDC Nondestructive Testing and X-ray Lab team members identified a crack-like flaw in a high-pressure vessel but were able to implement a technique that allowed the vessel to remain in service.According to Ken Delaney,
0 9/20
2017
n/a Joint partnership leads to successful swirl distortion testing
An AEDC test team and members of the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) initiated a project in 2011 at the Academy’s F109 turbofan test facility applying swirl distortion to the determination of engine response in terms of aeromechanics, operability and performance.In June of this year, the AEDC test team returned to the F109 test facility and
0 9/05
2017
n/a Team AEDC joins in recognizing 40th anniversary of the launch of NASA Voyager 1 and 2
NASA Voyager 1 and 2 will reach 40 years of operation in August and September, and AEDC test teams played a part in testing the space systems for this program prior to their launch.Voyager 2 lifted off from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral on Aug. 20, 1977, with its twin launching a couple weeks later on Sept. 5, 1977.In 1965, NASA tasked AEDC
0 8/23
2017
n/a AEDC testing helps lead to the successful deployment of NASA Roll-Out Solar Array technology
Testing in an AEDC space chamber at Arnold Air Force Base helped in preparing the Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) for its successful experimental deployment at the International Space Station on June 26.ROSA is a flexible, lightweight and rollable solar panel. According to Michael Malloy, AEDC test engineer and John Claybrook, AEDC Space and Missiles
0 8/23
2017
A model of an A-10 Thunderbolt II, more commonly known as “The Warthog” due to its unique shape, recently underwent a pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) test in Arnold Engineering Development Complex’s (AEDC) 16-foot transonic wind tunnel. PSP was used to obtain surface pressure data on the model. The photo above shows a rear view of the A-10 model during testing in 16T. The A-10 is the only U.S. Air Force aircraft designed to be specifically used for close air support. The aircraft is notorious for its maneuverability at low speeds and low altitudes and its accurate weapons delivery. AEDC: 25 years of supporting the warfighter for AFMC
With more than two decades now under its wing, Air Force Materiel Command has provided 25 years of support to America’s warfighters.Since the dedication of the AFMC July 1, 1992, AEDC, an Air Force Test Center organization, has played a major role in warfighter development.Headquartered at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, the command is based on the
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2017
During an innovation meeting held March 21 at the AEDC Model and Machine Shop, engineer Justin Garrard discusses a new technology that will determine the asset health of large electric motors at AEDC. (U.S. Air Force photo/Deidre Ortiz) Engineers present on innovations benefitting AEDC, its customers
A meeting to present innovative technical advances positively impacting AEDC was held March 21 within the Technology Innovations Branch.A major focus of the U.S. Air Force is to create an innovative culture in order to deliver war winning capabilities to the warfighter by inspiring and providing the necessary tools and support.This meeting allowed
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2017
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