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Propulsion, energy generation, advanced thermal management, and energy storage solutions

The Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL) Propulsion & Power is a research and development organization focused on the execution of large-scale, high-energy, high-complexity testing supported by leading-edge computational and analysis capabilities. Located in a 25,000 square foot facility in downtown South Bend’s Ignition Park, NDTL partners with industry and government in the development of advanced technologies required for conventional and high Mach air-breathing propulsion, energy generation, advanced thermal management, and energy storage solutions.

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Media Mentions

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Notre Dame research is helping usher in a new era of hypersonic flight

A team of engineers at Notre Dame is testing an engine for hypersonic flight.

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Quarterhorse, the Air Force’s Next Hypersonic Aircraft, Has Taken an Epic Leap

In order to test its Chimera engine, Hermeus needed to simulate the high-speed pressures of Mach 4 flight, so the company packed up its engine and shipped it to the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Lab, a high-Mach test facility.There, Hermeus demonstrated the Chimera’s ability to transition between engines by guiding supersonic air around the turbojet and into the ramjet. The hypersonic engine for Quarterhorse joins similar initiatives to unlock the era of hypersonic flight.

Engine Tests Move Hypersonic Aircraft Closer to First Flight

During a series of tests at the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory in Indiana, the company’s engine, called Chimera, switched between turbojet and ramjet power.

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Notre Dame dedicates new hypersonics facilities

The University of Notre Dame has dedicated two new facilities that will support the school’s research, development and testing of hypersonic propulsion systems.

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