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Lab Report: A 2011-2012 review of Aeronautics and Astronautics Department Laboratories Information provided by the research laboratories and centers.

Aerospace Computational Design Laboratory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Aerospace Controls Laboratory.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Aerospace Robotics and Embedded Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 The Autonomous Systems Laboratory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Communications and Networking Research Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Gas Turbine Laboratory.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Humans and Automation Laboratory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 International Center for Air Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

In the Space Systems Lab, graduate students (from left) Eric Peters, Evan Wise, and Anne Marinan inspect the dual-spinning CubeSat, MicroMAS (the Microsized Microwave Atmospheric Satellite). This small satellite is the engineering model for the later flight model that will fly in space. The engineering model contains all of the systems required to operate the satellite: power, control, avionics, communications, and thermal subsystems. MicroMAS data will help researchers understand and predict tropical storms and hurricanes.

Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Lean Advancement Initiative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 The Learning Laboratory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Man Vehicle Laboratory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 necstlab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 The Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Space Propulsion Laboratory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Space Systems Laboratory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 System Safety Research Lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Technology Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Structures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Wireless Communication and Network Sciences Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

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