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  • AEDC’s Space and Missile Test Branch operates a diverse set of test and evaluation capabilities

    The Space and Missile Test Branch within the Arnold Engineering Development Complex’s Test Division conducts developmental test and evaluation of space and missile systems.“Our mission is to deliver timely, disciplined, defensible and relevant developmental test and evaluation, or T&E, of space and missile systems for decision makers,” said Lt.
  • AF Chief Scientist visits Arnold AFB

    Benjamin Holton, left, section chief of the High-Temperature Materials Characterization and Evaluation capability within the Space and Missile Test Branch, Test Division, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, talks about the test and evaluation capability he oversees to Dr. Richard Joseph, Air Force chief scientist, during Joseph's visit to
  • F135 testing resumes in J2

    Testing of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine has resumed in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex J2 Engine Test Cell at Arnold Air Force Base.The test team is seeking to validate the structural integrity and aerodynamic characteristics of a new fan rotor design for the F135, the powerhouse of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Lightning II.In
  • Engine sensors testbed being stood up in SL-1

    Sea Level aeropropulsion test cells at Arnold Air Force Base, headquarters of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex, typically serve as testbeds to put engines through their paces from the relative safety of the ground. But now in SL-1, a F404 engine is becoming the testbed.This effort will provide engine sensor vendors the opportunity to test
  • 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
  • AEDC exploring high-speed video for engine vibration testing analysis

    Arnold Engineering Development Complex test cells and test articles can be outfitted with hundreds to thousands of instrumentation sensors that can capture data at a rate of one to more-than-150,000 samples per second.Even with all of those measurement points, an AEDC team member is seeking to expand the analysis capabilities for engine
  • Holloman HSTT rainfield undergoes improvements

    Missiles and other high-speed weapons systems are required to fly through a variety of weather situations. One type of weather that is an important concern for system design is rain. When testers need to understand how missile hardware will perform in the rain they often turn to the Holloman High-Speed Test Track. Run by the 846th Test Squadron
  • AEDC Flight Systems Branch provides data critical to weapon systems development

    The Flight Systems Branch, or TSTW, within the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Test Operations Division, provides aerodynamic ground-test capabilities vital to the advancement of U.S. military weapons systems.Bringing together the efforts of personnel across multiple branches, TSTW operates six wind tunnels at subsonic, supersonic and
  • 586 FLTS testing software management program for aircraft

    The Arnold Engineering Development Complex 586th Flight Test Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base is conducting a test program to evaluate potential for the platform Kubernetes to be used in operational aircraft.Kubernetes, according to kubernetes.io, is an “open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized
  • AEDC team member named AF nominee for NDIA award

    Jonathan Carroll, capability manager for Hypervelocity Flyout, Impact and Lethality Ground Test and Evaluation at AEDC, has been named an Air Force nominee for the 2019 Air Force Government Civilian Tester of the Year award from the National Defense Industrial Association.“The recognition provided by NDIA and the Air Force is a testament to the