Space Center Research Areas

 
   
                                                                             

 

Directorates:

Aeronautics Research

Human Exploration and Operations

Science

 

Research Areas

The SPACE Center conducts research and development within a structure consisting of several interrelated

           cross-disciplinary modules. Each focused on one of the following  research areas:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







Intelligent Flight Control


Autonomous Control/Control of Uninhabited Air Vehicles (UAVs)

o Design and Fabrication

o Autonomous Flight Control

o Formation Flying


Experimental Studies in Aerodynamics and Propulsion Systems

o Subsonic Wind Tunnel Testing

o Supersonic Wind Tunnel Testing

o Ramjet and Scramjet Engine Development


Optimization of Combustion and Propulsion Systems

o Increasing Efficiency

o Reduction of Pollution


Bio-derived Fuels for Aeronautic and Space Propulsion Systems

o Plant Matter Based Fuels

o Animal Fat Based Fuels


 Space Telescope Technology (JWST)

o Decentralized Control

o Figure Maintenance of Segmented Structures and Pointing

o Detection and Failure Analysis

o Reconfigurable Control

o Distributed Sensors

o System Identification


Ubiquitous Computing and Embedded Architectures
Structural Health Monitoring