HYPERSONIC FLIGHT LABORATORY Arnold AFB, TN

Project Scope

Design/build of major upgrades and improvements to one of the military’s primary aerospace ground testing facilities. This conversion effort was required to enhance flight simulation conditions to reflect the new realities of advanced “hypersonic” missile and aircraft technology. Caddell made major modifications to a system of compressed air tanks, the high-temperature/high-pressure burners that use liquid oxygen to superheat the air blast, water-cooling systems, and all associated instrumentation and controls. Caddell installed enhancements that increased test simulation capabilities with air pressures up to 2,800 pounds per square inch and temperatures of up to 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit—Mach 8 conditions.

PROJECT FACTS:

CLIENT
Army Corps of Engineers


CORE MARKET
Advance Technology
Aviation


SERVICE
Design/Build


AWARDS
+ National AGC Build America Award

+ National ABC Excellence in Construction Merit Award

+ National DBIA Design Excellence Award