Ribbon cutting at the University of Notre Dame on the largest Mach 6 quiet wind tunnel in the US – South Bend, Ind.

On Friday, November 30, 2018, team members of the Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3) were witness to the unveiling of the largest Mach 6 quiet hypersonic wind tunnel in the US. by our partners at the University of Notre Dame.

Funded with support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the AFOSR-Notre Dame Large Mach 6 Quiet Wind Tunnel has a nozzle diameter 2.5 times larger than current quiet hypersonic wind tunnels in the U.S.

The $5.4 million project is the first step in a partnership between Notre Dame and Purdue University to develop multiple hypersonic tunnels.

General Gene Renuart, USAF (Ret.), chairman and CEO, Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3)

General Gene Renuart, USAF (Ret.), chairman and CEO, Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3)

“The Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3) is extremely pleased to see the opening of the state-of-the-art hypersonic wind tunnel at one of our partner institutions, the University of Notre Dame,” said General Gene Renuart, USAF (Ret.), chairman and CEO of the Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3). “The presence of a large diameter, Mach 6, quiet wind tunnel will enable critical research to support government and industry efforts and keep the US at the leading edge of hypersonic technology. We look forward to partnering with Notre Dame on significant research to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane. This will have huge economic potential for the State of Indiana.” [READ MORE]