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  • Full speed ahead: Mach 18 now available to test customers at AEDC Tunnel 9

    Test customers in need of serious speed are lining up to take advantage of an unprecedented capability now available at Arnold Engineering Development Complex Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Md.Calibration of the Mach 18 system was completed at Tunnel 9 in July 2020, less than two months after the mid-May initiation of the process.
  • AEDC at forefront of hypersonic test, evaluation

    Hypersonics is considered a critical field for national defense, and the Arnold Engineering Development Complex is critical to the success of the Department of Defense in that field.“Effective test and evaluation is key to the rapid fielding of hypersonic systems,” said Col. Jeffrey Geraghty, AEDC commander. “It provides knowledge to reduce the
  • Coblish leading AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel

    The facility where Joe Coblish began his wind tunnel testing career is now in his charge.Coblish officially assumed the role of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex White Oak site director early this spring. Since then, he has been responsible for directing all activities associated with the AEDC White Oak geographically separated unit (GSU)
  • Tunnel 9 avoids downtime with Containerized Vacuum System

    After a compressor in their facility went down, personnel at Arnold Engineering Development Complex Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, moved swiftly to install a system capable of picking up the slack.From the initial conceptualization to the finalization of operating procedures, the Tunnel 9 team completed all of the steps
  • Hypersonics pioneer Marren retiring from AEDC

    Early in his career, Dan Marren was among those at what was then known as the Naval Surface Warfare Center in White Oak, Maryland, charged with improving offensive and defensive systems on sensitive national defense programs.Their success had historic implications.“The Pentagon program manager traveled to White Oak and showed us a brief going to
  • Customer-focused problem-solving earns Tunnel 9 team recognition

    A test team at Arnold Engineering Development Complex Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, was recently commended for recognizing the need for a crucial test article component and facilitating its fabrication to ensure the customer’s test could be completed without delay. Cameron Butcher, John Lafferty and Alex Ratushny, Air Force
  • Tunnel 9 personnel provides guidance for hypersonic experiment

    When those conducting Air Force-sponsored basic science research in hypersonic aerodynamics needed some advice, they relied upon the expertise of engineers and technicians at AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland.Earlier this year, personnel from Tunnel 9 provided instrumentation installation training to members of the research
  • Agreement provides convenient occupational health support to AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 personnel

    Thanks to an agreement between the Air Force and the Food and Drug Administration, help from multiple organizations, and the efforts of members of its workforce, recurring industrial medical support services are once again in place for Air Force civilians employed at AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland. The agreement went into
  • Hypervelocity capabilities advance to new highs at AEDC Tunnel 9

    AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, is on the verge of delivering an unprecedented capability. In late April, the team at Tunnel 9 completed an initial shakeout of the Mach 18 system and, later this year, facility engineers are set to begin a full calibration on Mach 18. If successful, this would allow for testing at Mach
  • Tunnel 9 heater system expert passing along knowledge

    Mike Metzger holds a unique position in the world. A system engineer at AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, he is among a handful of people familiar with the Tunnel 9 heater system and the only system engineer ever assigned to it. The system is used to store and heat the nitrogen gas needed for testing operations at the
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