FAST: Full Airframe Sensing Technology for Hypersonic Aerodynamics Measurements

UT Austin PI: Noel Clemens
CO-PIs: Jayant Sirohi, Karen Willcox
Collaborating Institutions: Huston-Tillotson University, University of Michigan, University of Texas at San Antonio, Sandia National Laboratories, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Funding Source: NASA University Leadership Initiative
Award: $3.3M

Full Airframe Sensing Technology (FAST) will treat hypersonic vehicles as sensors, analyzing aerodynamic changes during flight tests, and use that information to infer where force is being applied so they can better protect and control the vehicles. Read more