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.