The challenge

As currently configured, the Abe Silverstein Supersonic Wind Tunnel at Glenn Research Center often needs supplemental power from temporary portable systems. They needed an additional 2.5 MW of power, rendering remote siting of temporary generators along with temporary cables and conduits costly and burdensome.

Our solution

Our team provided a thorough analysis of the distribution system and identified alternatives to bolster the electrical capacity of the facility, alleviating the need for temporary generators and distribution systems. We also developed concept designs for the preferred solution, which will support the wide array of NASA’s test programs.