NASA Uses Sun To Image Aircraft Shockwaves

Hard on the heels of its stunning images of the shockwaves produced by a supersonic aircraft via air-to-air schlieren photography, NASA has released similar images taken from the ground and using the Sun as the background. NASA’s Air-to-air Background-Oriented Schlieren (AirBOS) processing technique...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

Subscription Required


This content requires a subscription to one of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) bundles.

Schedule a demo today to find out how you can access this content and similar content related to your area of the global aviation industry.

Already an AWIN subscriber? Login


Did you know?  Aviation Week has won top honors multiple times in the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, the business-to-business media equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes.