Hypersonic Research

Cadet 2nd Class Eric Hembling peers into the US Air Force Academy’s new Ludwieg Tube, a compact Mach 6 wind tunnel that will aid in hypersonic research at the academy. USAFA stood up the Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation Institute in 2018, and cadets will participate in research this summer involving modeling and simulating the aero-thermodynamic characteristics of hypersonic vehicles.