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Top row: Left: Commodity-based cluster “Aeroshark”. Middle: Full-scale business jet empennage model inside NASA Ames’s 40- by 80-ft wind tunnel. Right: Researchers can use an interactive wand to zoom in for closeups of their models. This fan interaction simulation shows the dramatic results of a blade loss.
Middle row: Left: Kurt Blankenship, Dr. Judy Van Zante, and Arlette Haeberle (from left to right) in the Icing Research Tunnel providing details on an icing experiment during the live video tour. Middle: Researchers Eric Dao (University of Houston) and Brian Motil (Glenn) work on a packed bed reactor experiment on NASA’s KC-135 aircraft. Right: Glenn engineers, in collaboration with industry partners, model jet engines to predict loads due to blade loss. When displayed in a time sequence on the ImmersaDesk, subtle effects become apparent.
Bottom row: Left: Artist’s conception of Mars-2001 Surveyor Lander, with an inset showing the DART experiment package. Middle: Dr. Singh holds an ARCJoinT ceramic component. Top right: The sapphire refractive secondary concentrator enables high-temperature solar power and propulsion applications. Bottom right: Self-field MPD thruster.
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