New Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy Building Completed

On September 1, 2010, the National Science Foundation awarded the Florida Center for Advanced Aero Propulsion (FCAAP) $3.3 million for the development of a next-generation Polysonic Wind Tunnel. The wind tunnel will create a unique shared resource to produce fundamental advances in gas dynamics and material science as well as develop transformational flow control technologies. The new wind tunnel will be housed at FSU in the Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy Building (AME). This 60,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility supports advanced research in aerospace and aviation, mechatronics (robotics) and sustainable energy engineering. The Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy Building houses laboratories, equipment, offices and other infrastructure necessary to carry out the university's research mission in several key areas seen as crucial to the economic development of the state and nation.

Current Facilities

FCAAP's resources and state of the art facilities rival those of any such institute or center.

Wind Tunnels

Jet Facilities

Advanced Gas Turbines

Advanced Testing and Diagnostics

Sensor and Actuator Labs

Combustion Facilities

  • High Recirculation Combustion Facility

Industrial and Airframe Noise

  • Aeroacoustic Flow Facility

Advanced Materials and Characterization Lab

High Performance Computing

Robotics and Mechatronics