New Tunnel 9 paint lab providing convenience for staff and savings for customers
A.J. Spicer, an engineer at AEDC Hypervelocity Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, uses the facility’s new Temperature-Sensitive Paint Application Lab to apply a coating of TSP to a test article. The lab has been operational since spring of 2018. Unused space at Tunnel 9 was converted to make way for the lab, which is used to both apply TSP to wind tunnel test articles and continue the development and refinement of TSP formulations and application techniques.