Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation
tel. (22) 188 37 05
The main direction of the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation is the creation of new technologies. Research and development activities are focused on practical issues, as basic research and anticipating developments in aerospace structures and related new technologies including space technologies. Also covered are such fields as: flow, structural strength, vibration and dynamics of aircraft design, helicopters, gyroplanes or rockets, computer-aided design design and engineering, flight materials, regulations and standards from the following topics: air and spacecraft, engines and equipment, thermodynamics and combustion, construction, research and ecology of turbine, combustion and rocket engines, environmental protection and use of alternative fuels. The Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation works as a research and development center for the aerospace industry for Polish and foreign companies in our country. Laboratory research is conducted in laboratory units have an unique for Poland research and test equipment and are accredited by the Polish Centre for Accreditation.
As for space technologies, in the year 2007 activities were revitalized by the creation of the Space Technologies Workshop. Its main goal is to conduct research and development activities on ecological rocket propulsion, innovative space propulsion, and a small rocket launcher able to place a 200-kg payload into sun-synchronized orbits. Work is continuing on the use of concentrated and purified hydrogen-peroxide for rocket propulsion and in other areas such as: robotics, defense systems, energetics.
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A propellant laboratory, an engine test stand