New Aerodynamic Application from Aeroprobe

From Aeroprobe Corporation, a member of the VT KnowledgeWorks Alumni:

International engineering solutions firm Aeroprobe Corporation, based in Blacksburg, Virginia, added a new example to its wide range of aerodynamic applications in a NAVAIR test featuring the highly advanced F-35 Lightning II jet plane. Aeroprobe participated in an ambitious project that required a custom-made solution for collecting large amounts of air and temperature data in an outdoor field test of jet blast deflectors.

Facing temperatures of up to 200° Celsius and challenging weather elements, the firm’s probes successfully measured the necessary data and delivered it to a custom-built module capable of processing the wide scope of data points. Aeroprobe's efforts helped NAVAIR determine safety protocols for one of the most advanced joint strike fighters in military history.

The unique challenge of this field test demonstrates Aeroprobe's ability to develop complex, made-to-order solutions for customers.


Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin, 2011

Aeroprobe Corporation designs, builds and markets high-tech scientific instrumentation used in aerodynamic research and defense. Located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, its main line of products consists of multi-hole probes that measure flow velocity in gas and liquid media. Aeroprobe Corporation is also an innovator in additive friction stir. The company continues to grow in the heart of Virginia’s technology corridor.

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