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LAB REPORT: A 2012-2013 review of Aeronautics and Astronautics Department laboratories Information provided by the research laboratories and centers.

AEROSPACE COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN LABORATORY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 AEROSPACE CONTROLS LABORATORY.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 AEROSPACE ROBOTICS AND EMBEDDED SYSTEMS GROUP.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS LABORATORY.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING RESEARCH GROUP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 GAS TURBINE LABORATORY.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 HUMANS AND AUTOMATION LABORATORY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR AIR TRANSPORTATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Spending the summer of 2013 working as an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program student, AeroAstro junior Peter Williams prepares a new 1:11 model of the D-8 aircraft for testing in the Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel. Created by an MIT-led team, the D-8 is designed to be more efficient, quieter, and cleaner than contemporary commercial aircraft. (William Litant)

LABORATORY FOR AVIATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 LABORATORY FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 THE LEARNING LABORATORY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 MAN VEHICLE LABORATORY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 NECSTLAB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 THE PARTNERSHIP FOR AIR TRANSPORTATION NOISE AND EMISSIONS REDUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 SPACE PROPULSION LABORATORY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 SPACE SYSTEMS LABORATORY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 SYSTEM ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 WIRELESS COMMUNICATION AND NETWORK SCIENCES GROUP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 WRIGHT BROTHERS WIND TUNNEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

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