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UCF Researcher Is Developing Algorithms to Further Space, Sea Exploration

May 16, 2024
Cislunar space, which stretches from the Earth to just beyond the moon’s orbit, is about to become heavily trafficked over the next 10 years. With NASA’s planned Artemis missions and other countries joining in the cislunar space race, there’s an interest in observing, tracking and predicting the orbit of objects like asteroids and satellites so […]

New Department of Defense Funding Is Propelling UCF Hypersonic Technology

May 6, 2024
Substantial new funding from the U.S. Department of Defense is helping further establish the University of Central Florida as a leader in hypersonics and space propulsion research not only in the nation, but in the world. Hypersonic propulsion would allow for air travel at speeds of Mach 6 to 17, or more than 4,600 to […]

UCF Researchers Lead Project to Develop AI-driven Technologies for Agriculture

March 14, 2024
Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t just used to power electronics, apps or self-driving cars — it’s also driving key innovations in agriculture. From sensors that can monitor soil and water to autonomous robots that can harvest crops, AI is making farming more efficient, sustainable and cost effective. In an effort to expand the use of AI […]

A New Type of Jet Engine Could Revive Supersonic Air Travel

January 4, 2024
Since the 1960s engineers around the world have been fiddling with a novel type of jet called a rotating detonation engine (RDE), but it has never got beyond the experimental stage. That could be about to change. GE Aerospace, one of the world’s biggest producers of jet engines, recently announced it was developing a working […]

Vasu Receives Minority Serving Institution Award to Collaborate with NASA

December 11, 2023
Three research projects from the University of Central Florida have been selected for NASA Minority University Research and Education Project Partnership Annual Notification (MPLAN) awards. The grants, worth up to $50,000 each, are designed to connect and promote research collaborations between Minority Serving Institutions and NASA Mission Directorates. A total of 18 projects received Phase […]