Test Operations Division

The Test Operations Division is responsible for programming, management, execution, and reporting all test and analysis & evaluation programs in the center's wind tunnels, gas turbine (jet engine) sea level and altitude test cells, space environmental chambers, altitude rocket test cells, ballistic ranges, arc heaters and other aerospace test units including geographically separated units in Maryland (Hypervelocitry Tunnel 9) and California (National Full-scale Aerodynamics Complex).

Propulsion Wind Tunnel Ground Test Complex

'Flight Systems - Aerodynamics'

Responsible for the flight systems product area. Manages flight systems wind tunnel development and evaluation testing in simulated subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic flight envelopes. Serves as primary customer interface and center planning and execution agent for performing the flight systems test mission. Responsible for developing and communicating the strategic roadmap for all aspects and support to the flight systems product area. Responsible for all aspects of the test mission including budgeting, business development, test planning, test execution, and data analysis and reporting. Directs flight systems analysis and evaluation program.

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Space and Missile Ground Test Complex

'Space and Missiles'

Responsible for the space and missile systems product area. Manages development and evaluation testing of space simulation, hypersonics, rocket propulsion, nuclear weapons effects and missile signature testing. Serves as primary customer interface and center planning and execution agent for performing the space and missile systems test mission. Responsible for developing and communicating the strategic roadmap for all aspects and support to the space and missile product area. Responsible for all aspects of the test mission including budgeting, business development, test planning, test execution and data analysis and reporting. Directs space and missiles analysis and evaluation program. Maintains national missile signatures database.

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Turbine Engine Ground Test Complex

'Aeropropulsion'

Responsible for the aeropropulsion systems product area. Manages aeropropulsion system development and evaluation testing in simulated flight environment. Serves as primary customer interface and center planning and execution agent for performing the aeropropulsion systems test mission. Responsible for developing and communicating the strategic roadmap for all aspects and support to the aeropropulsion product area. Responsible for all aspects of the test mission including budgeting, business development, test planning, test execution and data analysis and reporting. Directs aeropropulsion analysis and evaluation program.

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