University of Texas at El Paso


Two laboratories provide 11,000 ft2 modular, high-bay reconfigurable space with state of the art diagnostic equipment and experimental setups:

  • Goddard Combustion and Propulsion Research Facility
  • Challenger-Columbia Structures and Materials Research Facility

MIRO cSETR has established itself in progressive, world renown research in propulsion and energy. This comes from a continuous commitment to innovate and modern experimental and analytical capabilities

Facility Capabilities

  • Ultra high velocity projectile resistance combustion bunker
    • 600 ft2 test space
    • Fully instrumented remote control operation
  • Altitude Simulation System
    • Two-stage ejectors with 70,000 - 200,000 ft continuous altitude capability
    • Torsional Thrust Balance
  • Cryogenic Propellant Delivery System
  • Cryogenic Methane Production System
  • Multi-Fuel Manifolds and Feed Systems for Liquid and Gaseous Fuels
  • High Pressure Optically Accessible Rocket Combustor
  • High Pressure Optically Accessible Turbine Cooling
  • Flat-Flame Burner
  • Twin-Flame Counter Flow Burner
  • Oxy-Fuel Burner
  • Low Pressure Combustor
  • Microgravity combustion Test Rig
  • High speed particle Image Velocimetry
  • Stereo-Particle Image Velocimetry
  • Laser Doppler Velocimetry
  • Phase Doppler Particle Analyzer
  • Laser Induced Flourecense
  • Color Schileren Deflectometry
  • Ultra High Speed Intensified Imaging
  • Emission Analyzers
  • Gas Chromatograph
University of Texas at El Paso
Metallurgy Building
Room M-305
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968-0521

Tel: (915) 747-8252
Fax: (915) 747-5549

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