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Virginia Tech Stability Wind Tunnel

Advanced Propulsion and Power Laboratory (APPL)


Hypersonic Tunnel

Vortical Flow and Diagnostics Laboratory

Center for Marine Autonomy and Robotics (CMAR)


Kentland Experimental Aerial Systems Laboratory (KEAS)


2-Bay UAS Hangar

2100 sf paved UAS Runway


Plasma Dynamics Laboratory
(1341 Research Center Drive, Rm 1012)

GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) Laboratory
(1341 Research Center Drive, Rm 1003)
Facilities: Space Constellation Navigation and Timing Simulators

Spacecraft Design Laboratory
(1341 Research Center Drive, Rm 1005)
Facilities: Satellite Assembly Clean Room

Space Systems Simulation Laboratory
(1341 Research Center Drive, Rm 1014)
Facilities: Attitude Determination and Control System Simulators

Plasma and Propulsion Systems Laboratory
(1341 Research Center Drive, Rm 1012)
Facilities: Propulsion & Plasma Vacuum Chamber



Randolph Hall Research Laboratories

Fluid Dynamics

Experimental Aeroacoustics Laboratory
(Randolph 4P)
Facilities: Anechoic Wall-Jet Wind Tunnel

Vortical Flow and Diagnostics Laboratory
(Randolph 15C)
Facilities: Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel

Hydro-Elasticity Laboratory
(Randolph 33C)
Facilities: Wedge Drop Facility (Water Tank)

Hydrodynamics Laboratory
(Randolph 33)
Facilities: Drag-Reduction Test Facility, Water Tunnel

Structures and Materials

Aerospace Structures and Materials Laboratory
(Room: Randolph 15A, 4J)

Dynamics, Control, and Estimation

Nonlinear Systems Laboratory
(Randolph 1)

Marine Robotics Laboratory
(Randolph 15)

NAViTi Laboratory
(Randolph 26)


VT Advanced Research Computing

Graduate Computational Laboratory


Combustion Diagnostics Laboratory
(Randolph 26)

Prototyping, Fabrication, and Additive Manufacturing

Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Machine Shop

AOE 3D Print Lab

Teaching Laboratories

AOE Studio for Design Innovation

Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) / Aerospace and Ocean Engineering (AOE) Teaching and Research Laboratory
(Goodwin Hall 140)
Facilities: Open-Circuit Wind Tunnel, Smoke Tunnel, High Speed PIV System

AOE Electronics Educational Center and Laboratory
(Randolph 15B)

Drone Park

Marine Autonomy and Robotics Laboratory


Design Team Maker Space

Ware Advanced Engineering Laboratory

Advanced Engineering Design Laboratory

Model Building Center (Room: Randolph 4Q)