Advanced Projects Research, Incorporated (APRI) is a California corporation, founded in 1989,
which specializes in aero propulsion, power system engineering and laser
diagnostics. APRI has extensive background and expertise in fluid mechanics,
propulsion and power systems, combustion, computational fluid dynamics,
mechanical design, hardware and software design, optics, state-of-the-art
numerical algorithms and fluid/propulsion system design with design test and
validation. APRI's goal is to integrate fundamental analysis, modeling, and
the system engineering method to provide its customers with unprecedented
products and support services.
APRI consists of a core of engineers and scientists with supporting
technical staff augmented as appropriate by highly qualified consultants. The
broad experience base of APRI's engineers gives APRI strong capability in
theoretical analysis, numerical analysis, modeling, test design and
implementation, and product development. APRI's personnel have considerable
experience in managing and conducting fast-paced, research-intensive, high
technology programs and excel in this type of environment.
APRI is currently focused on three primary project areas: pulse detonation
engines (PDEs), laser-induced thermal acoustics (LITA) and high-voltage,
high-power battery systems. APRI is at the forefront of development in the
pulse detonation field, having done extensive PDE design and validation.
APRI's design and production of a LITA diagnostic instrument is cutting-edge,
as is the company's work with battery energy systems.
APRI maintains its offices and laboratory on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County
in La Verne, California, immediately adjacent to the
Brackett Field airport. APRI combines engineering offices, test laboratories
and a capable machine shop on the same site, providing the flexibility needed
to tackle all phases of product development. In addition to its own
facilities, APRI has used government, university, and industry test
facilities such as the Explosion
Dynamics Laboratory and T-5
hypersonic wind tunnel at Caltech,
the 38mm two-stage light gas gun at Titan Corporation's Impact Research
Laboratory and the US Navy's Naval
partnering relationships with other companies and both breadth and depth of
internal education and experience, APRI has been able to provide high quality
research, design, testing and production in a wide range of areas for a
variety of customers.