NASA Langley Research Center

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FLC Region

Security Lab

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Address

Mail Stop 200
Hampton, VA 23681-2199
United States

Laboratory Representative

Description

Langley Research Center continues to forge new frontiers in aviation and space research as it has since 1917, when it was established as the nation's first civilian aeronautics laboratory. Langley's mission and contributions to aerospace, atmospheric sciences and technology commercialization are improving the way the world lives. More than half of NASA Langley's research is in aeronautics. Many of the facility's 3,300 civil service and contract employees focus on improving today's military and civilian aircraft, while designing tomorrow's jets. Not only does Langley develop Airframe Systems, scientists also examine the layers of air planes and spacecraft fly through in Atmospheric Sciences. Researchers have expanded their studies into other atmospheres, the kind spacecraft will find on distant planets. Next generation spaceships will be able to survive unforgiving extraterrestrial environments, because of work done at Langley in NASA's Center of Excellence for Structures and Materials and in wind tunnels and test facilities. Langley leads NASA initiatives in aviation safety, quiet aircraft technology, small aircraft transportation and aerospace vehicles system technology. It supports NASA space programs with atmospheric research and technology testing and development. Its research has a significant impact on the global economy, making the skies safer, quieter and more efficient.

Mission

Solving the tough problems in air, space and earth science is what Langley is known for. Researchers at Langley are focusing on some of the biggest technical challenges of our time: global climate change, access to space and revolutionizing airplanes and the air transportation system.

Langley scientists study the atmosphere to improve life here on Earth and to better understand the conditions planes and spacecraft fly through. Langley engineers work on technologies to make civilian and military planers safer, quieter and more efficient, while designing tomorrow's supersonic and even hypersonic aircraft. Langley researchers analyze materials and structures to help spacecraft withstand unforgiving extraterrestrial environments.

Technology Disciplines

Technologies
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Compact Active Vibration Control System
Compact Long-Reach Robotic Arm
Compact Vibration Damper
Compact Vibration Damper
Compact, Robust Chips Integrate Optical Functions
Composite Damage (CompDam) Progressive Damage Analysis Software
Composite Elastic Skins for Shape-Changing Structures
Composite Elastic Skins for Shape-Changing Structures
Composite Joint Connector
Composite Materials

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Facilities
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Fabrication Lab
Flight Research Facility
Flight Simulation Facilities, B1268A and B1268D
Flight Systems Integration and Test Lab/B1250
Helicopter Hover Facility/647
High Heat Flux Facility
Hypersonic Propulsion Facility
Information Systems Research Facility (1)
Information Systems Research Facility (2)
Infrared Detector Calib & Charac Lab (B-1202)

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Programs

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research,or EPSCoR,establishes partnerships with government, higher education and industry that are designed to effect lasting improvements in a state's or region's research infrastructure, R&D capacity and hence, its national R&D competitiveness.

The EPSCoR program is directed at those jurisdictions that have not in the past participated equably in competitive aerospace and aerospace-related research activities. Twenty-four states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam currently participate.Fivefederal agencies conduct EPSCoR programs, including NASA.

NASA EPSCoR Jurisdictions and their Directors
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The goal of EPSCoR is to provide seed funding that will enable jurisdictions to develop an academic research enterprise directed toward long-term, self-sustaining, nationally-competitive capabilities in aerospace and aerospace-related research.

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NASA
State: 
Virginia
Lab Representatives
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