Labs and Facilities

  • Academic Advancement Center
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is dedicated to ensuring that its students have the resources they need to excel academically. Students who need academic assistance…
  • Advanced Dynamics and Control Laboratory
    The Advanced Dynamics and Control Laboratory (ADCL) supports research activities aimed at advancing aviation and space technologies…
  • Students train in a flight simulatorAdvanced Flight Simulation Center
    New-generation Flight Training Devices (FTDs) are increasingly valuable in today’s complex flight training environment. To meet this need, ERAU has an extensive “fleet”…
  • Advanced Laser Processing and Sensors Lab
    The Advanced Laser Processing and Sensors (ALPS) Lab provides multiple lasers with different wavelengths, pulse lengths and power; optical hardware, optics, detectors…
  • Advanced Physics Laboratory
    Students in the Astronomy & Astrophysics, Engineering Physics, and Space Physics programs work on experiments and projects in the Advanced Physics Lab as part of their…
  • Students work on the EcoCar in the Advanced Vehicles Green GarageAdvanced Vehicles Green Garage
    The Advanced Vehicles Green Garage provides capabilities for vehicle modeling, integration, and testing for the advancement of hybrid and electric technology…
  • Students studying a recreated airplane crashAerospace Forensics
    The Aerospace Forensics Lab, operated by the Applied Aviation Sciences Department, allows viewing and tactile inspection of the wreckage while practicing the science…
  • People study a model of a human heartAerospace Physiology Lab
    The Aerospace Physiology Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation in human physiology and biochemistry as well as neurobiology to train students in…
  • Aging, Perception & Performance Lab
    The Aging, Perception & Performance Lab (APPL) is interested in aging, perception, and the performance of complex everyday tasks like driving…
  • Student stands in front of Air Traffic Control screensAir Traffic Control Labs
    The air traffic management program has three labs that are included in the program. The three labs emulate the En Route, terminal radar, and control tower domains…
  • Two students look at screens in the Air Traffic Control Tower LabAir Traffic Control Tower Lab
    This lab is a high-fidelity simulation of air traffic control in a visual flight rules (VFR) tower, which includes the capability to simulate all positions in a control…
  • Aircraft Design Lab
    A fully equipped workspace is made available to Aerospace Engineering undergraduate students to work on their design projects as a part of their two-semester senior design…
  • Students work on aircraft software in the Aircraft Systems LabAircraft Systems Lab (Aviation Maintenance Science)
    The 1,500-square-foot Aircraft Systems Lab is equipped to support two AMS courses: AMS 263 General Aviation Aircraft Systems and AMS 365 Transport Category Aircraft…
  • Airline Operations Center Lab
    The Airline Operations Center Laboratory is designed to emulate, in form and function, an operations center for a medium-sized airline…
  • AMS Hangar and Ramp – Powerplant Line Maintenance Lab
    The AMS hanger has numerous functional engines from Lycoming, TCM, Austro and Pratt & Whitney, all on test stands equipped with instrumentation…
  • A student works on a computer in the Applied Aviation Simulation LabApplied Aviation Simulation Lab
    The Applied Aviation Simulation Lab is an O’Maley College of Business laboratory established to support transportation and business classes by provided simulations in…
  • Applied Cognition & Training Science Lab
    The Applied Cognition & Training Science Lab investigates human and machine system issues related to expertise and the science and practice of training…
  • A student works with aquaponic equipment to grow plants.Aquaponics Laboratory
    The aquaponics laboratory, which combines fish farming with hydroponics, showcases the technology and methods for the development of a sustainable food supply for use…
  • A student works on a computer in the Astrophysics and Controls LabAstrophysics Lab
    The Astrophysics Lab is used specifically for research in planetary science and astrophysics. Faculty and students both can observe with the SARA telescopes in Arizona…
  • Students work in groups at the Aviation Learning Center.Aviation Learning Center
    The Aviation Learning Center (ALC) in the College of Aviation is a student resource center where free tutoring with a primary focus on Aeronautical Science and Flight…
  • Students work on aircraft electronics in the Avionics LabAvionics Lab
    The 1,300-square-foot Avionics Lab is utilized by courses in the Avionics Line Maintenance (ALM) minor: AMS 388 Air Transport Systems Line Maintenance Capstone Course,…
  • Basic Engine and Propeller Systems Lab
    This 2,000 square-foot lab is used to teach the concepts of engine theory of operation, design, and construction…
  • Animal skeleton in the Biology LabBiology Lab
    The Biology Lab is the primary space for students taking the introductory laboratory course in Physical Sciences…
  • Business Tutor Lab
    The Business Tutor Lab is located within the O’Maley College of Business and offers assistance to students in courses offered within the College…
  • Center for Motorsports Engineering
    The CME is dedicated to applying our faculty and student talent to benefit motorsports and other high performance vehicle applications. We are ready to transform our…
  • Chandler Titus Engine Repair Station Lab
    The Engine Repair Station is a unique experience for students in the ERAU AMS degree program. This FAA certificated facility has been a part of the powerplant curriculum…
  • A student looks through a microscopeChemistry Lab
    With UV/Vis spectrophotometers, FTIR spectrometer, and gas chromatography, the Chemistry Lab is a teaching lab and prep space for student and faculty research…
  • Students work on a project in the Circuits and Electronics LabCircuits and Electronics
    Introductory courses in electrical engineering and computer engineering, as well as the laboratory component of the electrical engineering course required for all other…
  • Circuits, Sensor, and Instrumentation Laboratory
    The Circuits, Sensors, and Instrumentation Laboratory (CSIL) supports circuit design, fabrication, component testing, and controlled sensor characterization…
  • Multiple pieces of equipment in the Civil Engineering Infrastructure LaboratoryCivil Engineering Infrastructure Laboratory
    Facilities for applied research in civil transportation systems and structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure are housed in the Civil Engineering Infrastructure…
  • Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory
    The Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory is equipped with numerous test apparatuses and machines to characterize infrastructure materials, including aggregates, Portland…
  • Students work on a project in the Clean Energy Systems LaboratoryClean Energy Systems Laboratory
    The Clean Energy laboratory is where students tackle the growing energy and water crises facing the United States and the world. Students tackle problems in sustainable…
  • Students work on a drill press in the CNC and Welding LaboratoryCNC and Welding Laboratory
    On-site fabrication of components for classroom design projects and student competition team deliverables is supported in the CNC and Welding Laboratory…
  • Students work on different platforms in the Cognitive Engineering Research in Transportation Systems LabCognitive Engineering Research in Transportation Systems (CERTS)
    The CERTS Lab researchers study Human Factors, Human Performance, training, attentional allocation, fatigue, situation awareness, adaptive automation, in-attentional…
  • Collaborative Decision-Making Room
    The Collaborative Decision-Making Room, located within the O’Maley College of Business, is a state-of-the-art workspace that includes a 40-seat tiered main room and four…
  • Students work on projects in the Composites LabComposites Lab
    Hands-on experience fabricating objects such as air foils out of products like carbon fiber, fiberglass, and Kevlar bonded with epoxy resin matrix, is provided in the…
  • Composites Research Laboratory
    The Composites Laboratory is equipped to enable fundamental and applied research and development in emerging composite technologies that leverages gains made in advancing…
  • Computational Problem Solving Lab
    The Computational Problem Solving Lab is where new engineering students are first introduced to structured problem solving using today's omnipresent computers…
  • Cybersecurity and Assured Systems Engineering (CyBASE) Center
    CyBASE hosts a group of researchers composed of faculty members from different programs as well as professionals from different departments at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical…
  • Cybersecurity Engineering Laboratory
    Furnished with state-of-the-art hardware and software to permit for participation in cybersecurity attack and defend exercises, the Cybersecurity Engineering Laboratory…
  • Cybersecurity Virtual Lab
    The Cybersecurity Virtual Lab is one of the technology resources in the Department of Security Studies & International Affairs. The virtual lab provides students, faculty,…
  • Diffuse Emission from Astrophysical Plasmas Lab
    The Diffuse Emission from Astrophysical Plasmas (DEAP) Lab is used to design, build and test the next-generation of wide-field spectrometers to be used on astronomical…
  • Digital Systems Laboratory
    Real-time computing experiments and research in digital electronics, microcontrollers, and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are performed in the Digital Systems…
  • Dynamics Systems, Measurement, and Control Laboratory
    The controls and instrumentation components of Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering curricula are supported in this laboratory…
  • Students working in a hangarEagle Flight Research
    The Embry-Riddle Eagle Flight Research Center (EFRC) serves as the university’s Aerospace Research & Design facility…
  • ECSSE Capstone Design Laboratory
    Students in the Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Software Engineering programs work on projects for their multidisciplinary capstone…
  • A student works on electronics in the Electrical LabElectrical Lab
    This 1,700-square-foot lab is equipped to accommodate functions for both airframe and power-plant electrical systems found on both general aviation and air transport…
  • Emil Buehler Aviation Maintenance Science Building
    The Emil Buehler Aviation Maintenance Science building contains the classrooms and laboratories for the FAA Part 147 Airframe and Powerplant Technician program that is…
  • Aerospace Engineering seniors Francisco Pastrana and Patrick Serafin pictured with an autonomous spacecraft that a team of students designed and built in the Engineering Physics Propulsion Lab (EPPL) in the College of Arts and Sciences. New virtual reality software designed in the lab was also recently added along with equipmentEngineering Physics Propulsion Lab
    The long-term goal of the current work in the lab is to develop a spacecraft that could be self-sufficient and support research experiments on the moon, Mars and be…
  • Students in the Engineering Student Projects CenterEngineering Student Projects Center (ESPC)
    Hands-on exploration and fabrication of engineering designs and solutions to problems posed in the Engineering Fundamentals core curriculum are encouraged in the Engineering…
  • Enroute Air Traffic Control Center Lab
    The En Route Laboratory is a real-world environment where Air Traffic Management students learn and practice critical communications and aircraft handling skills required…
  • The Fleet Maintenance Hangar at ERAUFleet Maintenance Hangar
    The responsibility of keeping Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach’s fleet of training aircraft in top mechanical form falls on the university’s team of FAA Certified Airframe…
  • Flight Data Analysis
    The mission of the lab (currently under development) will be to support and advance experiential learning and unique research activities of students and faculty…
  • Students in the Flight Dynamics and Control Research LaboratoryFlight Dynamics and Control Research Laboratory
    Development and implementation of guidance, navigation, and control systems for a variety of aerospace vehicles, as well as research on a broad range of topics focused…
  • Student on the phone in the Flight Operations CenterFlight Operations Center
    This 1,700-square-foot lab is equipped to accommodate functions for both airframe and powerplant electrical systems found on both general aviation and air transport aircraft.…
  • Flight Techniques & Electronic Navigation Lab
    The Les Kumpula Flight Techniques & Electronic Navigation Lab is one of the few simulations labs in the College of Aviation where students are taught the utilization…
  • GEARS Lab studentsGame-Based Education & Advanced Research Studies (GEARS) Labs
    The GEARS lab is a multidisciplinary group made up of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students and faculty. Our research efforts focus on using games and simulation…
  • Students in the Gas Turbine LaboratoryGas Turbine Laboratory
    Students in the Gas Turbine Laboratory at ERAU work with leading aerospace corporations and privately owned companies and assist with Intellectual Property developm…
  • Virtual Environments LabGEARS Virtual Lab
    The Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology department houses the GEARS Virtual Lab, a research laboratory devoted to the investigation of performance in virtual…
  • General Physics Laboratory
    The General Physics Laboratories are a suite of rooms supporting the General Education Laboratory component of nearly every major program on campus…
  • A student prepares for training in the High Altitude Normobaric LabHigh-Altitude Normobaric Chamber
    Professional pilots spend the majority of their flight time at high altitudes, making hypoxia awareness training an extremely valuable resource…
  • Stuedents work on a car in the High Performance Vehicle LaboratoryHigh-Performance Vehicle Laboratory
    A design studio and two vehicle development bays make the High-Performance Vehicle Laboratory the hub of motorsports activity at ERAU…
  • Laboratory for Exosphere and Near-Space Environment StudiesLaboratory for Exosphere and Near-Space Environment Studies (LENSES)
    The Laboratory for Exosphere and Near-Space Environment Studies (LENSES) is used to develop extremely sensitive spectroscopic equipment for the study of faint, diffuse…
  • Laboratory for Solar-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Research (LASMIR)
    The Laboratory for Solar-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Research (LASMIR) is part of the Center for Space and Atmospheric Research (CSAR) and is located within the Physical…
  • Lightweight Materials and Structures Laboratory
    Composites, honeycombs, functionally graded materials, and truss-based cellular solids destined for use in aerospace applications are designed, fabricated, and tested…
  • A student in the Manufacturing LaboratoryManufacturing Laboratory
    Hands-on experience working with popular engineering materials and building prototypes, components, and systems for projects, is provided to students in all Engineering…
  • Marketing Focus Room
    The Marketing Focus Room is part of the David B. O’Maley College of Business complex that is used for conducting focus groups and other types of marketing and business-related…
  • Materials Research Laboratory
    The Materials Lab is equipped to enable advanced materials research, modeling, and testing of new materials, and structures made from them. Of particular interest are…
  • Materials Testing Laboratory
    Observation and alteration of material performance, including the fabrication of novel materials and measurement of their properties, occurs in the Materials Testing…
  • Modern Physics and Microelectronics Laboratory
    Students in the Astronomy & Astrophysics, Engineering Physics, and Space Physics programs work on advanced experiments in the Modern Physics Laboratory…
  • Multi-Disciplinary Bioengineering Lab
    Bio-mechanical systems research for the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, as well as for faculty researchers and…
  • Multimodal Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory
    Transportation research into the safety, operations, design, planning, and maintenance issues involving our nation’s infrastructure, with an emphasis on airports, is…
  • Nanomaterials Lab
    The Nanomaterials Lab is used primarily by Engineering Physics and Aerospace Engineering majors for research, synthesis, and development of nanomaterials…
  • Next Generation ERAU Advanced Research
    The Next-Generation Advanced Research (NEAR) Lab is a for-hire research facility located on the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University…
  • A professor and a student conduct research inside the Nonlinear Waves LabNonlinear Waves Lab
    The cutting-edge nonlinear waves lab will allow the Embry-Riddle community to lead big data collection in 3-D for tsunamis, rogue waves, water spouts, solitons and rip…
  • Payload Support Lab
    The mission of the Payload Lab is to provide development, operations, design integration and testing support for university-class space research payloads and instrumentation…
  • Physics & Astronomy Lab, Observatory Control Room & Workshop
    This suite of rooms on the fifth floor of the College of Arts & Sciences building is home to the university’s astronomical observatory, including the 1-meter telescope…
  • Propulsion and Aerodynamics Computational Laboratory
    Numerical research in unsteady aerodynamics, acoustics, aeroelasticity, flow, and flight control are performed in the Propulsion and Aerodynamics Computational Laboratory…
  • Propulsion Design Laboratory
    A dedicated research laboratory for the Capstone Design Course for the Propulsion Track in Aerospace Engineering, the Propulsion Design Laboratory aims to enhance the…
  • Radar and Microwaves LaboratoryRadar and Microwaves Lab
    High frequency systems are taught through applied projects in the Radar and Microwaves Laboratory as part of the electrical engineering curriculum…
  • Radiation Biology Laboratory
    The Radiation Biology Laboratory studies the genetic and physiological responses of cells to the combined effect of microgravity and space-relevant radiation fluxes…
  • Students in the Radio Frequency Identification LabRadio Frequency Identification
    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies have rapidly become an integral business tool, with applications that range from product inventory to personnel security…
  • Research Engineering and Applied Collaborations in Healthcare (REACH) Lab
    The REACH Lab enhances medical systems by investigating a variety of patient safety issues in collaborations with clinical experts. We partner with professionals in academic…
  • Ph.D. student William Shelstadt demonstrates a Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset using an application of a heart model and control gestures in the Human Factors User Experience Lab.Research in User eXperience Lab (RUX)
    The Research in User eXperience (RUX) lab investigates issues related to user experience and usability of software, products, and processes…
  • Ritchey-Chretien Reflecting TelescopeRitchey-Chretien Reflecting Telescope
    The centerpiece of the Astronomy and Astrophysics program is the 1-meter diameter Ritchey-Chrétien reflecting telescope. This telescope, built in 2014 and housed atop…
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems Laboratory
    The Robotics and Autonomous Systems Laboratory (RASL) provides dedicated workspaces for large unmanned system development and state-of-the-art sensors designed for integration…
  • Students work on experimental rocket propulsion motors in the Experimental Rocket Propulsion Lab.Rocket Laboratory
    The home to a booster signed by Homer Hickam and seven level three large-scale rockets, the Rocket Laboratory supports two highly popular student organizations, as well…
  • A student works on a project inside the Sabre lab.Sabre Labs
    The David B O'Maley College of Business uses Sabre Solution software for teaching and research purposes. Sabre, the leading provider of software solutions for the airline…
  • Students using the Scanning Electron MicroscopeScanning Electron Microscope
    A Scanning Electron Microscope, with a large chamber to allow for the visualization of structural materials, is available for students, faculty, and staff of the university,…
  • Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) telescopeSoutheastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA)
    SARA is a 15-university consortium led by ERAU that operates 1-meter class telescopes for astronomical research and education at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona…
  • Engineering Physics students peer into a newly-commissioned glow discharge plasma chamber in the Space and Atmospheric Instrumentation Lab. The 360-degree view chamber contains argon plasma created by a discharge between two electrodes with a 600V potential difference.Space and Atmospheric Instrumentation Laboratory
    The Space and Atmospheric Instrumentation Laboratory (SAIL) is dedicated to building scientific instruments and technologies that enhance our understanding of Earth's…
  • Students work in the Space Physics Research LabSpace Physics Research Lab (SPRL)
    The primary focus of research done in the Space Physics Research Lab is to investigate the composition, dynamics and electrodynamic processes of the Earth’s middle and…
  • Space Technology Laboratory
    The Space Technology Laboratory (STL) performs research into spaceflight-qualified hardware and algorithms. Research in this facility is keyed to understanding proximity…
  • Students in the Spacecraft Design LabSpacecraft Design Lab
    Space mission design, spacecraft algorithms, and prototype spaceflight hardware are developed and tested in the Spacecraft Design Laboratory (SDL). Prototype potential…
  • Spacesuit Utilization of Innovative Technology Laboratory (S.U.I.T. Lab)
    The mission of the S.U.I.T. Lab is to conduct innovative and collaborative spacesuit research and integrate this knowledge into the commercial spaceflight arena while…
  • Student works with a simulator in the Spatial Disorientation LabSpatial Disorientation Lab
    The Spatial Disorientation Lab allows aviation students to experience physical sensations normally associated with prolonged or sudden changes in attitude and/or visual…
  • Special Projects Laboratory
    The Special Projects Lab serves as a working space for a variety of student projects and clubs associated with the Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering…
  • Structures and Materials Lab
    This 3,000-square-foot lab is equipped to accommodate a variety of functions related to the fabrication and repair of aircraft metal and composite structures…
  • Rossana Fernandes places a honeycomb sample object to test the performance of optimized cellular structures.Structures Laboratory
    Testing is performed on the structures and components typically found in aircraft and spacecraft using the specialized equipment located in the Structures Laborator…
  • Structures Research Laboratory
    The Structures Laboratory is a well-equipped research facility for structural testing of small to medium-scale test samples and structural components…
  • Suborbital Operations Science LabSuborbital Space Flight Simulator and Mission Controls Lab
    The lab simulates a suborbital space vehicle (eg. SpaceShip Two) and associated control center to perform take-offs and landings from conventional runways and flights…
  • Systems and Human Applied Research Performance (SHARP)
    The Systems and Human Applied Research Performance (SHARP) is an 1100-square-foot space equipped with two flight simulators and PCs intended to collect data from student…
  • Thermal Systems Laboratory
    The Thermal Systems Laboratory provides Embry-Riddle researchers, faculty, and students, as well as industry collaborators, with resources and facilities supporting research…
  • students in the TRACON LabTracon Lab
    The Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) Lab is a realistic simulation of the Class C airspace around Daytona Beach International Airport and the high-density Class…
  • Turbine Engine Lab and Test Cells at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona BeachTurbine Engine Lab and Test Cells
    This 2,500-square-foot lab provides students an opportunity to develop a solid understanding of the operation, inspection, and overhaul of a turbine (jet) engine…
  • Female student working on a UAS simulator.Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Training Lab
    The College of Aviation UAS Lab is the largest Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Lab for research and aircrew training in the United States…
  • A student participates in the College of Aviation's VR lab using a virtual reality checklist to preflight a Cessna 172.Virtual Reality Lab
    The mission of the VR lab is to explore, develop, and test immersive simulation technologies for use in aviation and aerospace research learning…
  • A student works in the weather broadcasting labWeather Broadcasting Lab
    Potential research topics in the Weather Broadcasting Lab, managed by the Applied Aviation Sciences Department, include video editing techniques, communication of complex…
  • Students looks at weather on a computer screen in the Weather CenterWeather Center
    The Weather Center is primarily used as a location where students can access weather data and analysis applications for lab assignments and student research product…
  • Wind Tunnel Facility at Embry-RiddleWind Tunnel Facility
    The Wind Tunnel Facility is a $10M state-of-the-art, low-speed tunnel located on the research campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach…
  • Wind Tunnel LaboratoryWind Tunnel Laboratory
    Several wind tunnels are housed in the Wind Tunnel Laboratory, which is primarily used for instruction…

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