CESTOL Subsonic Aircraft Model

Completed 2012

Patersonlabs, in collaboration with California Polytechnic State University, developed a wind tunnel model of a CESTOL subatomic aircraft to fulfill a NASA National Research Announcement. The challenge of this project was its modular design. All testing objectives needed to be met while leaving room for future growth, use and research.


Model low-pressure air system installation

High-pressure air manifold

Model machined billet skin check fit

Pre-model buyoff checkout

Model assembled after Imron paint application

Customer systems checkout

Model installed in NASA Ames 40’ x 80’ wind tunnel