Saab 340 being tested in STARCS transonic wind tunnel T1500.


Testing, or trial-and-error, has been the principal way of building knowledge since the dawn of civilization. As the challenges have grown, so has the need for more advanced testing methods. The introduction of computers and other sophisticated aids in measurement and control systems has taken the possibilities to new levels.

Thanks to this extraordinary development, wind tunnel testing techniques has maintained its position as a very useful tool for most applications of aerodynamics. However, although the foundation of STARCS testing activity is the wind tunnel testing, we have a long history of conducting all kinds of testing, especially in-situ on existing objects.

Testing Methods

Each problem calls for its own optimum testing method. To find the correct answers it is important to adapt the methods to the problem and not the other way around.

STARCS can offer many different methods for the solution of particular problems. Besides our highly adaptable wind tunnel facilities and our compressor test rig we have a long tradition of developing customized equipment and methods. During the many decades of testing and the many different problems
Testing capabilities
  • Wind tunnel testing
  • Turbomachinery compressor testing
  • In-situ testing of facilities and fix installations 
  • In-flight testing of vessels
that have been solved in our facilities, they have evolved into very flexible state-of-the-art tools covering most of the typical application.
For the case that the problem can not be taken to our facilities for study, we bring the appropriate testing equipment to where the problem is for measurement on site. Both moving objects like aircraft and stationary objects like wind turbines or even complete landscapes can be subject to testing.

Customer Support

STARCS offer complete project management covering everything from the identification of the problem to delivery of the solution. However, for the customers that prefer to handle much of the testing them selves, 
Customer support
  • Separate customer rooms
  • Customer test monitoring computers
  • Printers
  • Internet access
  • Parking

STARCS offer full support. Customers have access to their own measuring computers to monitor the development during testing. There are also separate rooms available for complete privacy.


Model Facilities

STARCS has plenty of workshop area for model preparation and modification during testing. There is also space for housing model transport cases etc. There are a number of traverses in the ceiling of the test hall, both over the test section and beside it,
Testing capabilities
  • Overhead cranes
  • Workshop
  • Model and casing storage
allowing for easy moving of heavy equipment of a weight up to 1,5 tons. There are several large gates leading in to the hall through which objects can be lifted with the help of traverses.


STARCS adapts to the needs of the customer. Focus is on solving the problem in what ever way is the most suitable in each case. Please, fill in the form below and we will contact you for further discussion to find a solution to your particular problem.



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Inlet Aerodynamics

STARCS has a unique capacity of high flow rate air suction which can be used for simulation of air inlet specific phenomena.

Store Release Simulation

An additional highly agile motorized arm attached to the ordinary model sting pod, allow for sophisticated store release simulation.

T1500 - Transonic Wind Tunnel

T1500 is suited for transonic testing of air- and spacecraft at speeds up to Mach 1.7.
LT1 - Low Speed Wind Tunnel
STARCS low speed wind tunnel is a multipurpose aerodynamic wind tunnel, capable of testing not only all sorts of aircraft models but also almost any type of transportation, large buildings and wind turbines.