ONERA - French Aeronautics
and Space Research Center

A public, scientific and technical establishment with both industrial and commercial responsibilities, Onera reports to the French Ministry of Defense and enjoys financial independence. The expertise of Onera covers all the scientific disciplines involved in aircraft, spacecraft and missile design. It makes Onera an essential partner in the French and European aeronautics and space community.
The activity covers a wide spectrum of topics from Basic Research to Flight Testing. Through the teamwork of its scientists recognized internationally in their respective fields and its engineers with a systems approach, Onera promotes ongoing dialog between basic and applied research, medium and long range approach, areas of special expertise and an optimized overall approach. Mathematical models, numerical simulation, laboratory and wind tunnel experiments as well as flight testing combine to give a better understanding of the physical phenomena encountered and enable to validate aircraft, spacecraft and missile performance predictions.
Onera conducts research in the disciplines and techniques involved in design of an aircraft or spacecraft: aerodynamics, flight dynamics, energetic, structural strength, materials, optics and laser, acoustics, radar and electromagnetism, electronics, systems, robotics, information processing. The research is focused on federating themes and programmes, such as fluid mechanics and information processing.
ONERA has relevant experience in the new concepts of vehicule and air transport system. The participations to national projects and European projects on this activity have reinforced the high level of expertise in this area. More over through the development of the IESTA platform