In ECE, we are propelling rockets
without traditional fuel systems to launch satellites out of orbit; sending some of the most sensitive antennas and sensors into space on NASA missions
; monitoring the soil for effective agriculture; and pioneering new techniques for measuring ice and snow
to get a bigger picture of our changing climate.
Here are a few examples of our research
Using Cyber-Physical Systems in Space
Next-gen space missions require autonomous systems to operate without human intervention for long periods. ECE research is developing the scientific foundation and associated algorithmic tools to make this happen.
Grad student Iverson Bell has had the chance to work on tiny satellites that can be flung into the atmosphere with electromagnetic tethers.