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AFRL - Air Vehicles Directorate

Laboratory Information:

AFRL - Air Vehicles Directorate
2130 Eighth Street
Suite 1 Building 45
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7542
Technology Transfer Website:
Agency/Department: Dept. of Defense - Air Force
Region: Midwest

FLC Laboratory Representative:

Sandra Henderson
Phone: (937) 255-4621
Fax: (937) 255-6788

Background/History of the Laboratory:

The AFRL Air Vehicles Directorate (VA) seeks to enable the joint warfighter to anticipate, find, fix, track, target, engage, and assess anyone, anywhere, at any time. The directorate focuses on core competencies (Integration, Control Sciences, Structures and Aeronautical Sciences) and works in concert with other AFRL directorates to achieve this vision. The directorate has established Centers of Excellence in Computational Sciences, Control Science, Multi-Disciplinary Technologies, and Structural Science.


  • Computational Sciences Center
  • Control Sciences Center
  • Multi-Disciplinary Technologies

Technology Transfer Mechanisms:

  • Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)

Technology Areas of Expertise:

  • High Speed Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • High-Order Methods
  • High-Temperature Gas Dynamics
  • Innovative Air Vehicle Technologies
  • Large-Eddy Simulation
  • Aero Design Optimization
  • Air Vehicle Research
  • Antenna Analysis
  • Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • CFD Applications
  • Cobalt Flow Solver
  • Complex Separated Flows
  • Computational Aeroelasticity
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Computer Sciences
  • Control Sciences
  • Design Processes and Air Vehicle Design
  • Feedback Flow Control
  • Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Modeling of Nonlinear Systems
  • Multidisciplinary Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Multidisciplinary Technologies
  • Non-linear Fluid/Structure Interactions
  • Numerical Methods
  • Parallel Solvers
  • Radar Cross Section Design
  • Radar Cross Section Prediction
  • Shock/Boundary Layer Interactions
  • Shock/Shock Interactions
  • Space Access Guidance and Control
  • System Nonlinearities
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Control
  • Unstructured Grids