Nielsen Engineering & Research (NEAR) was founded and incorporated in the
State of California in 1966 by Dr. Jack N. Nielsen, a noted aerodynamics
researcher, to work on applied research in the aerodynamics of flight vehicles.
Originally, the focus at NEAR was on the prediction of missile aerodynamic
characteristics and store separation analyses, but since 1980 the business
interests have expanded to include basic and applied research in the areas of
fluid mechanics and related technologies.
The emphasis has been and continues
to be, concentrated in providing high quality services in understanding flow
phenomena, technology development, and problem solving.
With no conflict of
interest or allegiance to any particular agency, company, or technology, NEAR
is in an excellent position to apply the very latest state-of-the-art methods
and knowledge, both its own and that of others, to problems for its clients.