NASA Funds UCF Research for New Power Systems on Space Missions

UCF will develop a new way of powering and heating spacecrafts when they are far from the sun and solar energy isn’t practical. BY ZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA | DECEMBER 5, 2019 NASA has turned to UCF to develop a new way of powering and heating spacecraft when they are far from the sun and solar energy isn’t practical. Read More …

UCF Professor Part of Team Awarded the Sir Arthur Clarke Award

The award, named after the British science fiction writer and futurist, is one of the most prestigious space-exploration awards in the world. BY ZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA | NOVEMBER 15, 2019 NASA’s New Horizons Mission Team, which includes UCF physics Professor Dan Britt, Thursday was awarded the 2019 Sir Arthur Clarke Award, one of the most prestigious space-exploration Read More …

Simulation Exploration Experience (SEE) Lunar Surface System

Title: Simulation Exploration Experience (SEE) Lunar Surface System Sponsor: NASA Background:  Each year NASA and Partners (exploresim.com) sponsor an international simulation event, where universities design and simulate space exploration systems (rovers, habitats, food production, fuel/power production, flight systems, space stations, logistics and other necessary support systems).  Licensing is provided by vendors and operations work is Read More …

Raytheon Small Sat Cyber Security Suite

Title: Raytheon Small Sat Cyber Security Suite Sponsor: Raytheon Background:  Small Satellites, cube sat size, maybe larger, often rely on small on board computers and associated systems.  These lower power systems, while appropriate for managing these systems, lack the overall capabilities of most terrestrial systems.  This leaves may systems flying with minimal, or even non-existent, Read More …

Falcon VTG Motor

(Mechanical – Electrical – Computer Science) Title: Falcon VTG Motor – A next generation electric motor Sponsor: Falcon Power Background:  Electric motor or generator configuration is predominantly determined at assembly when both the stator and the rotor elements are set.  It may be used outside intended parameters, but with a significant loss of efficiency. The Read More …

Snow Badger

Title: Snow Badger – Autonomous Trenching Prospector Sponsor: SSERVI Background:  Lunar and Martian Exploration demand the use of planetary resources for success.  There is simply no way to ship all that is needed from the Earth. Acquisition of those resources requires, first and foremost, the knowledge of where those resources are located.  Remote sensing options Read More …

The Echo Glove

Title: The Echo Glove Sponsor: FSCG Background:  Many hazardous activities, or activities in hazardous locations, require the use of heavy gloves to protect the humans doing the work.  In many cases this protective equipment causes discomfort, hinders motion, obstructs vision, impedes access or impedes the work in some other way.  The need is for a Read More …

Space Objects Detection Satellite Seminar

The Florida Space Institute (FSI) is sponsoring a seminar on Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 11:00am at FSI Partnership 1 Building Room 209 TOPIC: “Space Objects Detection Satellite” SPEAKER : HADAROU SARE BIO Hadarou Sare has a Bachelor in Science and Technology, a Bachelor in Planetary Geology, a Master of Science in Geomatics. He is currently Read More …

International Simulations Project in Florida

Develop a collaborative HLA simulation in collaboration with teams from universities around the world. The idea for the Simulation Exploration Experience Project (SEE) – an elaborate international simulation project – was born at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida and implemented by NASA and the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO). The goal of the Read More …