Research Facilities

  • The Two-Stage Light Gas Gun is one of the University's flagship pieces of equipment. It is versatile, boasting three different firing configurations to suit the needs of most high-velocity impact experiment.

  • The Indoor Robotics Flight Test Facility is a large netted area (10m x 10m x 4m) used for testing robots indoors. The laboratory is equipped with a 20 camera motion capture system that tracks the position and orientation of multiple robots at speeds up to 200 times per second.

  • The Supersonic Wind Tunnel and Shock Tube Laboratory houses a Mach 2 to 3 blowdown supersonic tunnel and two shock tube facilities for steady and non-steady high-speed flow experiments. All three facilities are used for the investigation of steady and non-steady high-speed flows.

  • The Aviation Safety Studio is a space dedicated to flight simulation for teaching concepts such as aviation safety, aircraft performance, aircraft design, and flight stability and control.

  • The T-ADFA facility is an Australian-developed experimental device capable of generating flows with the speed of up to 12 times the speed of sound at temperatures that can simulate Earth entry conditions and hypersonic air-breathing flight. This facility also has developed state-of-the-art laser-