Aeronautical Science and Basic Technology Research
To create new technology for the future
The Aeronautical Technology Directorate has important responsibilities, including conducting basic research, to create new technology for the future as well as researching fundamental technologies such as improving common technologies for test and analysis.
Application examples of Aeronautical Science and Basic Technology Research
Transonic wind tunnel
JAXA’s 2 m x 2 m transonic wind tunnel is one of Japan’s leading wind tunnel test facilities, and it has been used for most of Japan’s aircraft development programs.
Experimental aircraft "Hisho"
The experimental aircraft "Hisho" is a flying test bed that has lately been introduced for flight verification and it is useful for verifying some research and development results while it is actually airborne.
R&D on heat resistant composite
Research and development has been progressing for a heat-resistant composite that can tolerate over 1600 degrees Celsius with the objective of applying such a composite to engine parts or future aerospace insulation systems.