TsAGI launched the first new project of Technopark in Zhukovsky
18 July 2017
July 18, the first day of the 13th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017, The Zhukovsky Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI, a member of the National Research Center “Institute named after N.E.Zhukovsky”) opened a science laboratory to investigate the combustion behavior in engines of future-technology vehicles.
The laboratory is the first resident of TsAGI Technopark. It was created by the Institute, with the assistance of the Government of the Moscow region to support innovation and attract talented young people to aeronautical research. A grant from the Government of the Russian Federation for State support of research under the guidance of leading scientists (a “mega-grant” program) made the park possible. TsAGI, in the co-authorship with the leading researcher of the French National Aerospace Research Centre ONERA, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics Vladimir Sabelnikov, won the grant. The laboratory will work under his supervision.
TsAGI authorities, the leading scientists of the aviation sector and representatives of State authorities took part in the event.
“The scientific laboratory to investigate the combustion behavior in engines of future-technology vehicles, a TsAGI project, won mega-grant at the end of last year,” said TsAGI Director General Sergey Chernyshev. “We created it in conjunction with our French colleagues, thus completing the transfer of the most advanced European technologies in the Russian aviation industry. The laboratory aims to stimulate innovation and to attract young people to research in aeronautics.”
“The goal of the laboratory is to study the fundamental processes in the future advanced engines of hypersonic aircraft,” explained Vladimir Sabelnikov. “The directions of research are selected from the range of today’s most pressing scientific challenges. Speaking about our team, we mainly focus on young professionals. We share our knowledge and learn something from them at the same time- and this is cross fertilization.”