Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC)
Service or Branch: Air Force
Location: Arnold Air Force Base, TN
STEM Fields: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Information Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, PhysicsArnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) is the most advanced and largest complex of flight simulation test facilities in the world. The center operates 58 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units. Twenty-seven of the center’s test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; 14 are unique in the world. The Arnold Engineering Development Center is an Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource.