Aero-Optic Evaluation Center (AOEC), Large Energy National Shock (LENS) Tunnels I & II

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Redstone Arsenal
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000
United States

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The AOEC facility provides world class capability for aero-thermo-chemical, aerooptics and aero-propulsion testing in the Mach number range from 2.5 to 15 using the world's most powerful shock tunnels. The value of the AOEC facility stems from its capability to duplicate flight conditions experienced by supersonic and hypersonic vehicles. LENS tunnels can atmospheric conditions between sea level and 70 km. This ability provides the community an alternative to full scale flight testing at a fraction of the cost with improved variety and quality of data.

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