Raúl Carballo Rubio, Ph.D

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher Raul.CarballoRubio@ucf.edu Dr. Raúl Carballo Rubio is a senior postdoctoral at the Florida Space Institute, as part of the Preeminent Postdoctoral program at the University of Central Florida. He studied Physics at the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Seville, and received his PhD from the Spanish National Research Council and Read More …

Robotics

Florida Space Institute (FSI) Exploration Rover Classifications FSI, together with Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC) and NASA, sponsor, manager, or support student led rover design projects, rover competitions, and rover projects.  Projects range from small, backpack sized devices to those capable of carrying significant payloads (90 KG in 1G).  It is no longer reasonable to Read More …

Fall 2019 Class Seminars

Speaker Title Date & Time Watch AlisonLowndes, NVIDIA Fueling the Artificial Intelligence Revolution with Gaming 9/11/19 11:30a Youtube GarrettSchieber, GeorgiaTech REVEALS research in ISRU: Transport of gases at Lunar conditions and concentrating solar utilization on the Moon 9/25/19 11:30a Youtube David Masten,Masten SpaceSystems Transportation and Development of the Cis-Lunar Economy 10/9/19 11:30a Youtube Kelsi Singer,SwRI Read More …

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 …