November 09, 2018

engineers observe laser that records measurements in wind tunnel

Wind tunnel and lasers give nation a hypersonic proving ground

Sandia's hypersonic wind tunnel and advanced laser diagnostic technology are helping U.S. defense agencies understand the physics associated with aircraft flying five times faster than the speed of sound. With potential adversaries reporting successes in their own programs to develop aircraft that can be flown at Mach 5 or greater, U.S. development of autonomous hypersonic systems is a top defense priority.

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Tadashi Ogitsu shows his hydrogen fuel-cell powered Honda Clarity to celebration attendees

H2AWSM: Cool cars, more fueling stations

Sandia/California celebrated the fourth annual National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day with an event on Oct. 8, highlighting the Labs' advanced research involving hydrogen fuel and how that research impacts transportation energy at the national level.

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UC Berkely graduate student discusses his work with NSSC board member

Sandia hosts next generation of nuclear experts

Seven years ago, the NNSA established the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium, a collaboration among universities and national laboratories whose purpose is to train the next generation of nuclear security experts. This year, Sandia/California hosted the group’s fall workshop and advisory board meeting.

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Kenneth Armijo poses with Alexis Tappan

Kenneth Armijo wins UNM Zia award

Sandia mechanical engineer Kenneth Armijo, who leads bilingual family science events by night and researches solar energy and assists small businesses by day, received the prestigious Zia Award from his alma mater, the University of New Mexico.

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