Addressing technical challenges to develop hypersonic flight

Hypersonics research areas: aerodynamics, thermal protection, materials, structures, manufacturing, signatures and long range diagnostics, energy storage, communication, and flight control, guidance and navigation

The Notre Dame Hypersonic Systems Initiative engages the University's broad expertise in engineering and science to address the technical challenges of developing efficient, hypersonic flight vehicles.

The Initiative fosters a “system-of-systems” approach that recognizes the interdependence of the different design elements, and provides coordination at their interfaces.

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Learn about the Initiative's aerodynamics research.

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Thermal Protection

Learn about the Initiative's thermal protection research.


Research Activity

Learn about recent hypersonic proposals and white papers.