Falcon117 with door configuration and new Tail Number N100ND

The objective of the AAOL-BC is to advance the understanding of aero-induced effects — with an emphasis on beam control — through computations, wind-tunnel testing, and subsonic and transonic flight tests. We also provide a flight platform for beam control experiments.

Notre Dame owns two Falcon 10 aircraft with special door and window configurations for turret and beam directors that allow for flight testing events.

We fly them in formation so that our source diverging laser beam propagates approximately 50M to the laboratory aircraft where the laser beam wavefronts can be collected and analyzed.

Aero-Optics Group Tandem Aircraft