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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
  • 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
  • AEDC T-11 engine test cell modified to expand its capabilities

    The AEDC T-11 engine test cell at Arnold Air Force Base has been enhanced to perform a wide variety of research tests in addition to its primary role of testing small engines in a direct-connect configuration.The Air Force Project Manager for upcoming technology tests in T-11, Joshua Osborne, explained that one of the largest benefits is that this
  • AEDC teams assist in preparing the Dream Chaser for its future missions

    The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane recently had a successful free-flight test over the Mojave Desert in California, later making its landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California.The Hypersonic Combined Test Force at Edwards AFB is managed by AEDC, which is headquartered at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.A Columbia
  • AEDC testing helps lead to successful deployment of NASA Roll-Out Solar Array technology

    ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. -- Testing in an Arnold Engineering Development Complex space chamber here helped in preparing the Roll-Out Solar Array for its successful experimental deployment at the International Space Station on June 26, 2017.ROSA is a flexible, lightweight and rollable solar panel. According to Michael Malloy, AEDC test engineer
  • Cain takes command of AEDC

    Col. Scott A. Cain assumed command of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex as the 30th commander during a change of command ceremony July 14, 2017.The ceremony was attended by the commander’s guests, local dignitaries and AEDC personnel inside the AEDC Large Rocket Motor Test Facility, J-6, located at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.Cain
  • Lagier becomes director of 704th Test Support Squadron

    Col. Andrew Allen, commander of the 704th Test Group, appoints the command responsibility of the 704th Test Support Squadron to Eric Lagier during a change of responsibility ceremony Dec. 19, 2016, at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The 704 TG is an Arnold Engineering Development Complex organization. The 704 TSS oversees operational support
  • Joint effort to reduce cost of preventative maintenance program for AEDC Model Shop

    In a combined effort, two Arnold Engineering Development Complex engineers helped reduce the cost of the preventative maintenance program for welding machines used by the AEDC Model and Machine Shop.According to David Hurst, Asset Health Assurance Group Manager for the AEDC Model and Machine Shop, the efforts of Ashley Clark and Tracy McDonald will
  • AF approves request to realign separate Test Center assets under Arnold AFB

    EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Air Force has approved an Organizational Change Request to realign selected Air Force Test Center operations and facilities from several separate locations under one commander at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Tennessee. This change consolidates the current capabilities of the AEDC at Arnold AFB,
  • Guimond’s expertise recognized with DOD computing award

    Arnold Engineering Development Complex scientist and engineer Stephen Guimond recently received the 2016 Hero Award for Up and Coming within the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program, or HPCMP.The award recognizes outstanding individuals who conduct and support research that contribute to the overall mission of the
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