The Research Aircraft Integration Facility simultaneously supports advanced, highly integrated aerospace vehicles through all phases of aeronautics, science, and space-based programs and projects.
NASA Armstrong’s Research Aircraft Integration Facility (RAIF) seamlessly integrates simulation, vehicle software, and hardware systems under one roof. This one-of-a-kind facility can simultaneously support a wide variety of advanced, highly integrated aerospace vehicles through all phases of a flight project or program from conceptual design to flight.
The RAIF offers high fidelity 6-DOF batch and in-real-time flight simulation capabilities, supporting system integration and closed-loop verification and validation testing of vehicle components and flight vehicles. Also available are complete aircraft ground-support services, including all electrical, hydraulic, and cooling-air systems required for vehicle-system integration, functional checks, and routine aircraft maintenance. Where necessary, ground assets can interact with remotely piloted vehicles or distributed environments that have combinations of real and simulated vehicles or components.
RAIF: Contact Information
Chief, Simulation Engineering Branch
Facility Manager, RAIF
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Armstrong Flight Research Center
PO Box 273
Edwards, CA 93523-0273