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EB3 3122

January 2020

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Navigating the Next Generation of Exploration Spacecraft with John Christian, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Abstract: Contemporary deep space navigation is still performed using techniques pioneered over fifty years ago. Robotic exploration spacecraft are largely controlled by Earth-based operators, with sensor data being downlinked and interpreted by analysts before commands are sent back to the spacecraft. This paradigm lies in stark contrast to the push towards autonomy seen in many terrestrial applications, such as self-driving cars and industrial robotics. In this seminar we will reimagine how spacecraft navigate in a way that might enable access…

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SPECIAL SEMINAR: Micro-Propulsion Systems for the Next Generation Space Missions

January 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Abstract: Many miniaturized satellites have recently been launched and proved the feasibility of distributed space systems in space missions with improved revisit time, the time elapsed between observations by satellites, at an extremely low cost. Most preliminary small-scale satellites such as CubeSat and PocketQube, however, were either not equipped with a micro-propulsion system for its altitude/orbit control or not ready for various space missions due to inherent theoretical performance limitations of space propulsion systems that currently exist as well as…

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SEMINAR: Towards Hybrid Intelligence for Systems Design

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Abstract: Engineers have access to unprecedented information regarding the systems they create, analyze, and develop. This information is available from a number of emerging sources including digital twin simulations, embedded sensors, and consumer feedback platforms. In this talk, I discuss our recent efforts in converting information about the operation, use, and perception of systems into design intelligence to enable improved reasoning in the development of engineered solutions. The design of smart products, rescue drone swarms, and additive manufacturing recommender systems…

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