NASA’s Glenn Research Center is Cleveland is conducting revolutionary aeronautics research to help the nation achieve its climate change goals. Glenn also is exploring next-generation supersonic and hypersonic aircraft. Every U.S. aircraft has Glenn technology on board, making flight cleaner, safer, and quieter.
NASA research lab mechanic Sage Amato inspects hybrid-electric motor components in the NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed at NASA’s Neil Armstrong Test Facility in Sandusky, Ohio in Oct. 2021, as part of a partnership with GE Aviation.
Advanced Air Mobility
Glenn supports the NASA Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) mission’s plan to map out a safe, accessible, and affordable new air transportation system alongside industry and community partners and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Researchers from NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland traveled to Cincinnati Municipal Airport– Lunken Field, where they acquired noise data as the Moog SureFly vehicle hovered over an array of 28 ground-level microphones.
Engine and Airframe Icing Research
Most ice protection technologies in use on aircraft today were developed at Glenn. NASA began studying how ice accumulation on planes effects flight in 1944 with the completion of Glenn’s Icing Research Tunnel – the longest running and second largest icing facility in the world.