Conducts low technology readiness level (TRL) research and performs detailed acoustic measurements of small-scale models for both the aerospace and automotive sector
The 0.9 m wind tunnel was originally a 1/10th scale model of the National Research Council’s (NRC) 9 m wind tunnel and has for several decades served the industrial and research communities. The relatively small size of the facility enables it to be used for prototype development of capabilities that can be later integrated into NRC’s 9 m and 2 m x 3 m wind tunnels.
The 0.9 m wind tunnel circuit has been upgraded with acoustically treated turning vanes and by lining the plenum chamber with acoustic wedges, therefore reducing the background noise levels in the test section. This has transformed the tunnel into an excellent facility to perform detailed acoustic measurements of small-scale models for both the aerospace and automotive communities. In its current form, its wind speed ranges from 0 to 44 metres per second (m/s).
Working in our unique facility to test, validate and demonstrate your product provides a controlled environment to de-risk new and experimental products with reliable data that will be critical in the large-scale or commercial development of your product.
- Flow-measurement equipment calibration
- Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
- Low Technology Readiness Level (TRL) research
- Aerospace and satellites
Specialized labs and equipment
Jet test section (custom design)
Test SLATE Data Acquisition System
Scanivalve ZOC™ and Kulite sensors
LaVision flow visualization system
Particle image velocimetry (PIV), acoustic array and mini-tuft
Private and public sector research partners
- MDS Aero Support Corporation
- Transport Canada