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FSI Assistant Scientist, Dr. Subith Vasu: Leading 17 Member Team To Prove LED Technology Can Detect Gas Leaks On Spacecraft

December 2016

“A UCF research group is working to pioneer the detection of dangerous gases and leaks on spacecraft using low-cost LEDs.

Led by Engineering Assistant Professor Subith Vasu, his 17-member team is working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation to prove the light-emitting diode technology is able to effectively detect dangerous gases while being resilient enough to survive the rigors of space travel. As part of his research Vasu works with mechanical and aerospace engineering faculty and students,  UCF’s Center for the Advanced Turbomachinery and Energy Center led by Jayanta Kapat and the Florida Space Institute.

The FAA selected nine universities to be part of the Center for Excellence team. As one of those nine universities, UCF will receive $2 million each year for the program’s decade-long term…”

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