Nanotechnology Lab Pilot Project
The Nanotechnology Lab is a joint effort of the AERO, the City of Palmdale and the Aerospace industry.
State-of-the-Art equipment is used to research, develop and test new materials and fabrications for aerospace applications. Post-Doctoral Students work along side industry researchers to assure products are available for emerging applications.
A study, a joint effort of NASA's Langley Research and Dryden Flight Research Centers conducted an experiment to examine the outdoor and indoor subjective response of human subjects to low amplitude sonic boom exposure. The primary goal was to quantity the difference, if any, between people's reactions to booms heard outdoors and booms heard indoors where factors such as rattle, startle, and reverberation, among others, could have a greater impact. In addition to measurements of the sonic boom pressure signatures and the subjective responses, detailed measurements of the house structural response were made. The AERO Institute® provided a project coordinator, a university faculty member and two university student interns of the age of majority to support the experiment.
Sonic Boom II
A joint effort of NASA's Langley Research and Dryden Flight Research Centers conducted an experiment to examine the structural response of modern housing construction to both normal amplitude and low amplitude sonic boom exposure. This test is a follow on to a test that was conducted, with AERO Institute® involvement, in June 2006 on Edwards Air Force Base in a base house that was scheduled for demolition due to age. The primary goal of this test is to quantify the difference, if any, between the house that was tested previously and a house that is representative of more modern construction methods and materials. The AERO Institute® provided a project coordinator.
Sound Measurement Test
NASA's Glenn Research Center conducted a Sound Measurement test using multiple aircraft configurations over specific range of flight conditions. NASA intended to measure and record human aural response data, vehicle acoustic data and ambient noise during the Sound Measurement flight tests. The AERO Institute® provided a project coordinator, a test subject monitor and 12 Participants.