“Rolls-Royce has partnered with Purdue University for decades, and we are excited to launch our new controls capability near the campus."
PURDUE TECHNOLOGY CENTER AEROSPACE
The 52,000-sft facility houses a research and development team for Rolls-Royce and features incubator space for other companies interested in aerospace and aviation development.
MAURICE J. ZUCROW LABORATORIES
Zucrow Labs jet and rocket propulsion research facilities occupy a 24-acre site adjacent to the Purdue University Airport. The Laboratory's research capability encompasses many disciplines: aerodynamics of turbo machinery, aeroacoustics, combustion, measurement and control, computational fluid mechanics, particle flow heat transfer, and atomization processes.
PURDUE UNIVERSITY AIRPORT
The Purdue University Airport opened in November 1930 as the first university-owned airport in the country. It encompasses 537 acres divided into airside and landside facilities. The airside includes two runways, a system of parallel taxiways and an apron area. The landside consists of two passenger terminal buildings, "T" hangars, automobile parking and the connecting road network. Also located at the airport are academic buildings serving the Aviation Technology program.
National hypersonic ground test facility to be built in Discovery Park District at Purdue
A first-of-its-kind in the U.S. facility to test hypersonic technologies will be constructed in Discovery Park District at Purdue adjacent to the Purdue University campus, already a hotbed for hypersonics research and aerospace technology developments. The Hypersonic Ground Test Center, or HGTC, announced Aug. 9 during a two-day Hypersonics Summit hosted by Purdue and the National Defense Industrial Association, will be a central shared utility that supports multiple test cells and laboratories.
Purdue researchers working with Abu Dhabi on cybersecurity of drones as city seeks to become a tech hub of Middle East
Abu Dhabi has intentions of making the city a leading hub for technology and innovation in the Middle East. Part of that evolution is utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, to assist with as many tasks as possible, from delivering packages to aiding in police operations to helping investigate crashes on highways to delivering high-value transports, like organs for transplant.
NASA TO HELP FUND ANALYSWIFT
An innovation that helps speed the design of fishing rods, skis and cell phone electronics soon will help NASA do its work in space. AnalySwift LLC, a Purdue University-affiliated commercial software provider, has received a $125,000 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from NASA. The STTR award will help the company further develop its SwiftComp software, technology that provides efficient, high-fidelity modeling of deployable structures made of high-strain composites.
CHEMISTRY STARTUP TAKING UNIQUE PURDUE ADHESIVE TO MARKET
A novel underwater adhesive technology, based on a glue used naturally by marine creatures, soon may provide a safer adhesive option for industries ranging from biomedical to aerospace. Mussel Polymers Inc. (MPI) – a startup created by Wardenclyffe Chemicals Inc., a technology development company – has licensed this patented adhesive technology from the Purdue Research Foundation.