Showcase Research Projects



Research projects aid the ATR in developing new nondestructive technology innovations, as well as testing deployment of NDT. Whether in a field or lab environment, testing is required to explore the characteristics of new technology. Such developments are necessary for the future, as the demand on airports is always increasing.


Many of these projects are long-term, continuous efforts that have been revamped several times to explore different aspects of pavement and NDT. More projects will be added as the FAA expands their research into new areas.


Links to individual research projects

National Airport Pavement Test Facility (NAPTF)
Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Van
Heavy Weight Deflectometer (HWD) Round-Up
Cape May County Airport
Airport Pavement Surveys
Boeing 727 Research
BAKFAA Dynamic Backcalculation
Specification for Use of Nonnuclear Technology



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