Welcome to APRL|
Welcome to the home of the Atmospheric Physics
Research Laboratory (APRL) at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Located in room 173 of the Lehman Engineering and Technology Building,
this lab houses the design, assembly, and testing of numerous
payloads for upper atmosphere research. Dr. Peter Erdman,
professor of physical sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,
is in charge of the lab.
APRL works in conjunction with organizations
such as NASA's Wallops Flight
Facility, Space Dynamics
Laboratory, Physical Sciences
Lab at New Mexico State University, and others.
Current projects include a hypersonic velocity
shockwave measurement payload called DEBI,
and an upper atmosphere cryogenic whole air sampling payload called
All the scientific instruments are designed,
built, and tested in this lab.
Recent additions include a launch video
of the 41.023 SAMPLER launch and the ERAU Venus
Transit video. We also have a new
observatory installed, the
Embry-Riddle Creekside Observatory.