Aerospace Engineering Labs & Facilities

Administrative and Faculty Space

The faculty and support staff for the Department of Aerospace Engineering are housed on the second floor of the Lehman Engineering and Technology Center. The two office suites on this hallway open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. during the regular school year. One suite houses the Graduate Program Coordinator, while the other is home to the Department Chair. 

Educational and Research Laboratories

Some courses, as well as all student and faculty research projects, are located in one of the many laboratory facilities across the campus. These laboratory facilities are described below.

  • Advanced Dynamics and Control Laboratory
    The Advanced Dynamics and Control Laboratory (ADCL) supports research activities aimed at advancing aviation and space technologies through the development of concepts,…
  • students work in the Aircraft Design LaboratoryAircraft 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 in the Composites LabComposites Lab
    Hands-on experience with the fabrication of objects, such as air foils, out of 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…
  • 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…
  • Dynamics Systems, Measurement, and Control Laboratory
    The controls and instrumentation components of Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering curricula are supported in this laboratory…
  • the Eagle Flight Research CenterEagle Flight Research
    The Embry-Riddle Eagle Flight Research Center (EFRC) serves as the university’s Aerospace R&D facility…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • High-Performance Computing Laboratory
    High-end state-of the art computers (at present 8 with 128 GB of RAM and 2 with 256 GB or RAM) with the top-of-the-line NVIDIA Quattro Graphics Cards are available in…
  • 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…
  • 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 LaboratoryMaterials Testing Laboratory
    Observation and alteration of material performance, including the fabrication of novel materials and measurement of their properties, occurs in the Materials Testing…
  • Nanomaterials LabNanomaterials Lab
    The Nanomaterials Lab is used primarily by Engineering Physics and Aerospace Engineering majors for research, synthesis, and development of nanomaterials. The lab includes…
  • 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…
  • students in the rocket labRocket 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…
  • 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,…
  • 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) and prototype potential…
  • a student in the structures labStructures 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…
  • Thermal Systems Laboratory
    The Thermal Laboratory provides ERAU researchers, faculty, and students, as well as industry collaborators, with resources and facilities supporting experimental research…
  • the wind tunnel facilityWind Tunnel Facility
    In June 2018, ERAU commissioned a brand new $10M state-of-the-art low speed tunnel located on the research campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona B…
  • the 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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