Research in Propulsion Sciences –
ERC conducts scientific and engineering research, development, and testing in propulsion sciences (thermodynamics, structures, combustion, fluid flows, chemistry, propellants, materials, plasma devices, missile components/systems, etc.) for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Propulsion Directorate. ERC performs all aspects of applied research and development including analysis, design, systems integration, fabrication, test planning, experimental methods, experiment conduct, and data analysis and interpretation. Research includes development of new propellants, production and characterization of high temperature materials, and investigation of combustion and aero-thermodynamic processes.