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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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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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Space Launch System - in numbers

Discover how engineers are outfitting the world’s most powerful rocket with sensors, cables and other equipment in this 2:40 video.

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15 May, 2018



 

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The FAA is asking for feedback on its proposed changes to the testing regimes for bird ingestion into engines. But what is the average size of a snow goose, the flocking bird responsible for the 2009 engine incident at LaGuardia the FAA is basing its tests on?

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I.N.C.A.S. - NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH “ELIE CARAFOLI”

220, Iuliu Maniu Blvd.
061126
Sector 6
Bucharest, ROMANIA

Email: incas@incas.ro
Web: http://www.incas.ro/
Tel: +40 21 434 00 83
Fax: +40 21 434 00 82

I.N.C.A.S. - National Institute for Aerospace Research “Elie Carafoli” is the leading research establishment in aerospace sciences in Romania, with a tradition of over 60 years in aerospace engineering, flow physics and applied aerodynamics, using state-of-the-art technologies and unique infrastructure of national strategic importance.

 

 

Located in Bucharest, Romania, I.N.C.A.S. operates dedicated infrastructure for aviation research, including wind tunnel testing capabilities from low subsonic regimes up to Mach 3.5 supersonic regimes.


The main components of the I.N.C.A.S. infrastructure and capabilities are:

  • Trisonic Wind Tunnel
  • Subsonic Wind Tunnel
  • Shock Tube – Ludwieg Tube
  • ATMOSLAB – Atmospheric Research Laboratory
  • AERO VR – Virtual Reality Laboratory
  • ECOTECH Experimental Platform
  • Atmospheric Research Flight Base

Having been involved in all major national aeronautical projects for civil and military areas I.N.C.A.S. currently acts as a major player in EU policy making for Research and Development under the FlightPath 2050 vision and the Horizon 2020 program.


As a research establishment, the institute’s mission is to offer dedicated R&D services to both the domestic and international aerospace community. I.N.C.A.S. handles everything from basic-oriented research via applied research, to technological development and implementation of obtained production results.

 

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