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Stocker Center

Facilities shared with the Ohio University School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science include the Stocker Engineering and Technology Center, an $11.7 million research and educational complex located on the main Athens campus.

The new $2 million Richard H. McFarland Avionics Building, McFarland Avionics Buildingdedicated in 2004, provides 12,000 square feet of office, lab, and meeting space at the Ohio University Gordon K. Bush Airport (KUNI).  The AEC flight simulator is located in this building.

Also, a $1 million hangar facility contain aircraft storage, flight OU Airport Hangarprogram support, and laboratory space has been constructed at the airport, which, in addition to the above facilities, has educational accommodations that allow center personnel to hold seminars, conferences, and workshops for professional in the field of avionics.

National ILS Test Facility

Along with the University airport, which is equipped with experimental MLS, ILS, and VOR installations, the center uses Kendall Executive Tamiami Airport, in Miami, FL, as an all-weather testing site for ILS glide-slope and localizer performance.

Antenna Anechoic Chamber

The Avionics Engineering Center and the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science share an Antenna Anechoic Chamber test facility which is located in Morton Hall. The chamber is used for antenna research, development and test by the Center and EECS uses it for an academic lab. The capabilities of the chamber may be viewed in the Antenna Anechoic Chamber video.

William E. Jackson Library

An added advantage to being a university-affiliated program is that the Avionics Engineering Center has become a repository for current and historical avionics-related documents. The center's reference library includes the personal library and papers of the Late William E. Jackson, inventor of the ILS and VOR navigation systems; extensive documentation of FAA, NASA, military, and industrial projects undertaken by the center and others; and technical and seminar materials on various aspects of the ILS and MLS. This collection provides a valuable source of reference to those investigating current avionics issues.


Avionics Engineering Center
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
131 McFarland Avionics Building
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Tel: (740) 593-1515

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