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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Course Overview

    Hypersonics Test


    The Hypersonic test short course is a one-day offering that is meant to introduce students to high speed and hypersonic test. The course will introduce the concept of hypersonic flight and describe the critical physics that is encountered at this unique and formidable speed regime. It will briefly discuss the system benefits and uses for this flight regime and put in perspective, why system performance and evaluation through test for this important speed regime can create difficulties for the tester, test facility developer and project manager. Principals of test design for this unique region will be discussed as well as examples of the typical test capability types will be described and along with examples of each in the present test infrastructure.

    Key Topics:

    • Be able to describe the fundamentals of hypersonic flight
    • Demonstrate familiarity with the various benefits of speed
    • Understand the history of hypersonic test
    • Be able to differentiate between he disciplines and various test capabilities used to evaluate high speed systems
    • Gain a better understanding on the salient physics challenges for both hypersonic flight and providing a relevant test environment

    Who Should Attend:

    The ideal audiences for this course are anyone in the engineering field that has interest in high speed systems. Both the new engineer and the technical manager assigned to a high speed program will gain a better understanding of challenges they might face. Additionally, aerospace students would benefit from this offering.

    General Course Information:

    • Type of Course: Instructor-Led Short Course
    • Course Level: Fundamentals/Intermediate
    • Course Length: 1 day
    • AIAA CEU's available: yes