OUR N E W   W E B   S I T E   "WORLD AIR FORCE NEWS"
 
  
 
 

WORLD AIR WAR HISTORY


 
  HOME > Space Technology News >

Aerion Prepares For Upcoming NASA F-15B Supersonic Flight Tests

Aerion Prepares For Upcoming NASA F-15B Supersonic Flight Tests

Fabrication Of Test Article Expected To Be Completed In May. Aerion Corporation has released details about its next round of supersonic test flights, as it finalises the design of the world’s first supersonic business jet (SBJ).

Aerion has designed the next test article that will fly in the centerline position under NASA’s F-15B aircraft. The last round of tests during the summer of 2010 reached Mach 2.0 and used an instrumented flat plate to map the high-speed flow field under the F-15B and validate computer modeling.

After analysing the resulting data, aerodynamic design work for the new test article began in late 2010, followed by mechanical design in mid-2011. Fabrication of the 40-inch vertical span by 80-inch chord device is now underway and will be complete by the end of May. A series of ground checks will be followed by one-hour supersonic test flights at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in June and/or July, pending aircraft availability.

The new test article will be more representative of the Aerion wing in order to evaluate supersonic boundary layer transition properties as they relate to manufacturing standards for surface quality and assembly tolerances, both crucial to future production of the SBJ.

“This year’s planned F-15B test flights of the latest Aerion test article prove our partnership continues to be mutually beneficial,” said Dr. Richard Tracy, Aerion’s chief technology officer.

“Our work with NASA will further refine future practical applications of aerodynamics for safe and efficient flight at higher speeds compared to today’s conventional subsonic civil aircraft.”


Source: 20 April 2011 (aerioncorp.com)

Photo: Aerion prepares to go supersonic FlightTests (Photo by airtrafficmanagement.net)

(20.4.2012)


 
  CONTINENTAL NEWS:

American Air Force News
African Air Force News
Asian Air Force News
European Air Force News
Middle Eastern AF News
Ocean Air Force News


• International Space Station’s orbit to be raised by 600 meters

(17.1.2018)
According to preliminary calculated data, the maneuver will increase the medium height of the ISS’s flight orbit by 600 meters to 404.4 km...>>

• Admiral Vladimirsky oceanographic vessel reaches Indian Ocean

(16.1.2018)
The voyage is part of the second UNESCO-supported international expedition to the Indian Ocean....>>

• Are Aliens Plentiful, But We're Just Missing Them?

(14.1.2018)
A little over 80 years ago, humanity first began broadcasting radio and television signals with enough power that they should leave Earth's atmosphere and progress deep into inters...>>

• NASA's TESS Telescope Should Spot Many 'Star Wars'-Like 'Tatooines'

(13.1.2018)
NASA’s next extrasolar planet-hunting mission should detect dozens of circumbinary, Tatooine-like systems, in which a real-life planet circles two stars instead of one, say astrono...>>

• If We Ever Get to Mars, the Beer Might Not Be Bad

(12.1.2018)
Here’s an interplanetary botany discovery that took college students and not NASA scientists to find: Hops — the flowers used to add a pleasant bitterness to beer — grow well in Ma...>>

• Pentagon Awards Multimillion Contract to Boost Military Satellite Communication

(27.6.2017)
The US Department of Defense said that the United States has awarded LinQuest Corporation a more than $32-million contract for systems engineering and integration support services ...>>

• Is NASA on the Verge of Announcing They’ve Found Aliens?

(26.6.2017)
A video posted online by an entity claiming affiliation with the amorphous hacktivist collective Anonymous claims the US’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration is on the ve...>>

 



       info@xairforces.net Webmaster: REFLX DESIGN - © 2011 xairforces / Aviation Society,