The FLL management and technical staff are well qualified to direct test activities to achieve a broad range of test objectives and requirements. The engineering staff has extensive experimental and analytical experience spanning many traditional engineering disciplines, such as structures, aerodynamics, heat transfer, instrumentation, electrical, and computer technology.
The staff provides: test set-up design, high-temperature instrumentation development and application, load and stress analyses, aero/thermal computations, and electronic hardware and software design and development. An experienced team of technicians set-up, operate, and maintain the comprehensive systems in the FLL.
The team has considerable expertise with instrumentation, mechanical, electrical and computer systems to conduct structural tests. FLL personnel maintain an arsenal of analytical tools to complement its structural test capability. A state-of-the-art network of computer systems and analysis programs are available to correlate experimental results with analytical predictions.