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Research in the Aero-Optics Group

Tip Vortex Wake Tip Vortex Wake

Researchers are working to develop methods of measuring the optical behavior of compressible turbulent flows and then mitigating the effects of that behavior on aircraft-mounted optical devices.

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AAOL-T Airborne Aero-Optics Laboratory: Transonic

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Predictive Approach Predictive Approach

The objective of the predictive approach is to compensate for adaptive optic system latency.

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Compressible Flow Field Compressible Flow Field

The Aero-Optics Group has generated a new physical understanding of a number of important aero-optical flows — including turbulent boundary layers, separated shear layers, and flow over optical turrets — through numerical and experimental investigations.

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