Engineering Physics Propulsion Lab
The long-term goal of the current work in the lab is to develop a spacecraft that could be self-sufficient and support research experiments on the moon, Mars and beyond.
Another team is working to develop a robotic arm for the spacecraft that could collect samples from the surface of a planet or asteroid.
Research in this lab deals with concepts such as: Spacecraft Control, Autonomous Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Vision System Integration for AI Navigation, Robotic Systems for Space Technology, Small Spacecraft Propulsion, Autonomous Weather Balloons and Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
- 2 Makerbot Replicators 2X and FormLabs 3D Printers
- Drill Press
- High Pressure Test Chamber
- Full VR/AR Setup with Powerful Computer
- Smart Computer
- 8 Computer stations
- Motion Capture Cameras
- Space Instrumentation
- Thruster Test Stand
- Pressurized gas tanks
- Chemical flame retardant cabinet
- Gravity Offloading System
- 2 VR Oculus Rift Headsets and 1 HDK VR Headset
- GPU Space Computer
- Electronics: Arduinos, PixHacks
Location: COAS 123.1/123.2
Lab Director: Dr. Sergey Drakunov
Vice Director: Dr. Patrick Currier
Student Team Supervisor: Francisco Pastrana
NASA Lab Mentor: Michael DuPuis
Industrial Sponsor: Jay D'Amico
Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email DaytonaBeach@erau.edu.