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ME Research Infrastructure Development

Wireless Sensing of Space Structures, a state of the art Wireless Sensing laboratory, has been established at the University of Maine, which hosting NASA JSC’S Inflatable Lunar Habitat instrumented with multiple wireless sensors monitoring the structural integrity, shape, impact, leak, temperature, and humidity. An iPad app has been designed by VEMI Laboratory to visualize the data in the form of a heat map, making the interaction with the test-bed more accessible by other researchers. Several new distributed in network coding and computing algorithms were developed as part of this project. Some of the wireless sensors developed in this laboratory were tested on board rockets in Mojave, CA in collaboration with California State University (Long Beach) CALVEIN program. New courses in Wireless Communications area in both undergraduate and graduate levels are attracting more students into wireless sensing field and enabling a myriad of new applied research directions in biomedical sensing, structural monitoring, and environmental sensing benefiting more researchers outside of Engineering. This project was funded by a NASA EPSCoR RID award.

Employees of Applied Thermal Sciences prepare a prototype high-speed air-breathing propulsion-based rocket for launch in Cherryfield, Maine.

Applied Thermal Sciences’ prototype high-speed airbreathing propulsion-based rocket in flight. The rocket successful achieved a high of 20,000 feet which allowed the ground crew to test the rocket’s efficiency and associated vibrations. Photos Courtesy of Applied Thermal Sciences, Inc www.nasa.gov/epscor/stimuli

NASA EPSCoR Stimuli 2014-15

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EPSCoR Stimuli 2014-15  

NASA Office of Education’s Aerospace Research & Career Development (ARCD) is pleased to release NASA EPSCoR Stimuli, a collection of univers...

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