Structures, Propulsion, And Control Engineering Center



Directorates:

Aeronautics Research

Human Exploration and Operations

Science

 

SPACE Center Research Areas:

The SPACE Center conducts research and development withing a structure consisting of several interrelated
cross-disciplinary modules. Each focused on one of the following research areas:

Intelligent Flight Control


Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Structural Modeling, Aeroelasticity, and Vibration Analysis
  • Design and Fabrication
  • Intelligent Flight Control
  • Autonomous Flight Control
  • Formation Flying
  • Structural Health Monitoring

Experimental Studies in Aerodynamics and Propulsion Systems
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Subsonic Wind Tunnel Testing
  • Supersonic Wind Tunnel Testing
  • Ramjet and Scramjet Engine Development

Optimization of Combustion and Propulsion Systems
  • Increasing Efficiency
  • Reduction of Pollution

Bio-derived Fuels for Aeronautic and Space Propulsion Systems
  • Plant Matter Based Fuels
  • Animal Fat Based Fuels

Space Telescope Technology (JWST)
  • Decentralized Control
  • Figure Maintenance and Pointing of Segmented Structures
  • Detection and Failure Analysis
  • Reconfigurable Control
  • Distributed Sensors
  • System Identification
  • Image and Digital Signal Processing

Ubiquitous Computing and Embedded Systems
  • Semantic Information Systems and Scraping Tool
  • Ubiquitous Video Conferencing Streaming
  • Data Compression and Networking Protocols
  • OpenGL-based GUI for Touch Screen Interaction
  • Tuple Space Paradigm and XML
  • FPGA and Embedded Systems

Structural Health Monitoring

Development of Data and Technology Security Systems


Data Analysis, Simulaiton, Visualization and Animation


Robotics


Structural Modeling, Aeroelasticity and Vibrations Analysis

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