The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station will manage a five-year, $20 million per-year U.S. Department of Defense initiative for modernizing hypersonic flight capabilities. The University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics will involve many of the nation’s top research universities.
Pentagon officials have announced the University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics, which they say is a critical step to advancing hypersonics research and innovation through a collaborative partnership between industry and universities.
Moving at hypersonic speed—five times faster than the speed of sound—comes with a variety of challenges. Researchers at Texas A&M will be addressing these challenges through a combination of sophisticated mathematical computer modeling and cutting-edge experimentation to accurately predict maneuverability and survivability.