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  • Free-jet engine test at AEDC facility sets record

    Transonic speeds with large volumetric flow rates were recently achieved during free-jet testing of a high-bypass engine in the AEDC C-2 test cell at Arnold Air Force Base, setting a record for free-jet mode engine testing at Arnold.According to Doug Hodges, test engineer with the Propulsion Combined Test Force, free jet testing at C-2 is typically
  • Col. Briggs reflects on leading the Test System Sustainment Division

    Col. Raymond Briggs, chief of the Test System Sustainment (TSS) Division at Arnold Air Force Base, is retiring from the Air Force in May and will be leaving his position with AEDC.Briggs came on board at Arnold as chief of TSS in July 2016, and in reflecting on his time here, said the job has been a fulfilling one.“In this role I have led
  • Additive Manufacturing capability could generate future efficiencies and cost-savings for AEDC

    Additive manufacturing (AM), a process commonly known as three-dimensional (3-D) printing, describes technologies that build 3-D objects by adding layers. Team members in the Technology Innovation Branch at Arnold Air Force Base are looking at AM as a way to create efficiencies and cost-savings for AEDC. AM typically uses a computer, 3-D modeling
  • Arc improvements help test teams meet growing workload

    Changes are being implemented at the AEDC High Temperature Laboratory (HTL) at Arnold Air Force Base to assist the test teams in meeting their continuously increasing workload. The HTL houses the arc heater units – H1, H2 and H3 – that provide aerothermal simulation environments for high-speed vehicle materials and structures. According to Jonathan
  • AEDC Spotlight: Eddie Mickle plays integral role in strategic scheduling for facility outages and maintenance

    Eddie Mickle, AEDC work planner at Arnold Air Force Base, proactively fills a critical need for the Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force by supporting the scheduling for outages and maintenance. For example, Mickle created a detailed, integrated schedule encompassing every project being worked during the 2017 summer outage.“Eddie [Mickle]
  • Combined effort achieves timely replacement of crane at AEDC Propulsion Wind Tunnel

    In a unified effort, AEDC Propulsion Wind Tunnel management, AEDC Test Operation and Sustainment contractor National Aerospace Solutions, the Arnold Air Force Base Contracting Office and the Arnold Civil Engineering Branch's Simplified Acquisition Base Engineering Requirements (SABER) contractor, SDVE, LLC, executed a very timely replacement of a
  • Michael Glennon first from AEDC chosen for RAND Research Fellowship

    Michael Glennon, AEDC Deputy Technical Director, has been selected to participate in a Senior Development Education Program for the RAND Research Fellowship.Glennon will be on temporary duty to Santa Monica, California, for 12 months, and while there he will be working with other RAND Research Fellows employing advanced research techniques and
  • AEDC Commander presents HOSC grant check

    U.S. Air Force Col. Scott A. Cain, Arnold Engineering Development Complex commander, presents Mrs. Olga Oakley, Hands-On Science Center's Air Force STEM director, with a grant check for $113,000 at the Hands-On Science Center, April 5, 2018.The Hands-On Science Center runs the Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program on
  • AEDC Spotlight: AEDC Turbines CTF Lead Operations Engineer recognized for exemplary support during complex engine test

    A Lead Operations Engineer of one of the AEDC jet engine test cells at Arnold Air Force Base is applauded for his support during the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Adaptive Engine Technology Development (AETD) core program.According to Scott Grigsby, an Aeropropulsion test cell supervisor at Arnold Air Force Base, Ryan Allen’s “thoroughness
  • Arnold STEM supports MathCounts® competition at UTSI

    Winners of the MathCounts® competition Feb. 3 at University of Tennessee Space Institute receive their awards from AEDC Commander Col. Scott Cain. The Arnold Air Force Base Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Outreach Program sponsored five MathCounts® Teams, comprised of a total of 46 students. This competition, which