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Plasma wind tunnel testing

Watch the first simulated re-entry of a full-sized spacecraft in a plasma wind tunnel as the The Scirocco facility tests the Qarman cubesat.

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18 July, 2018



Sonic boom acoustic tests

This video, from a NASA Social event at Armstrong Flight Research Center, shows an F/A-18 producing a regular sonic boom at 0:43 and and then a low “boom” by performing the dive maneuver at 02:34. NASA researchers are preparing for public tests of technology designed to reduce the noise of sonic booms

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03 July, 2018



Autonomous vehicles explained

Safran’s SimplyFly! light hearted series of video’s takes on autonomous vehicles - how will they work and what are the main challenges? Learn more about the topic by watching this video.

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20 June, 2018



 

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With Airbus' Zephyr drone pushing the limits of aviation to reach an altitude of 74,000ft in the stratosphere during test flights, we would like to ask - where do you think the atmosphere ends and space begins?

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Glenn L Martin Wind Tunnel

Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel
Bldg # 081
University of Maryland
College Park,
MD 20742-3215

Email: engineers@glmwt.umd.edu
Web: http://www.glmwt.umd.edu
Tel: +1 240 464 3871

 

The Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel (GLMWT) has been a leader in low speed wind tunnel testing since it first opened in 1949. Located at the University of Maryland, the GLMWT has a rich history of providing research and development testing services for a wide range of industry sectors including unmanned aerial vehicles, aircraft, VTOL, automotive, naval vehicles, athletics, buildings, antennae, hurricane survivability, and more. The test section dimensions of 7.75 ft by 11 ft and maximum speed of 235 mph is perfect for studying models at a variety of scales.

The GLMWT staff is dedicated to working closely with clients from around the world to fulfill their testing needs using state-of-the-art measurement devices and techniques. In addition to providing high-precision six-component force and moment measurements, the GLMWT is equipped with a high-speed pressure scanning system capable of acquiring hundreds of channels of data. Time-resolved flow field measurements can be acquired in the GLMWT using a high-speed particle image velocimetry system. An in-house Vicon system can also be used to characterize the unsteady aeroelastic behavior of models. The GLMWT strives to provide clients with comprehensive data sets that can be used to evaluate performance and inform the design process. We look forward to hearing from you regarding your testing needs.

 

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