For 75 years, SPRL has sent instruments skyward to help us better understand Earth, space, our sun and more.
Answers Inc. – A brief history of U-M’s Space Physics Research Laboratory
Bird-like wings could help drones keep stable in gusts
“3D morphing” wings could help small aircraft safely navigate windy urban streets and land with shorter approaches.
In the news: Michigan Engineering experts May 24-28
Highlights include Bloomberg, New York Times and the Detroit News.
Testing advanced space engines here on Earth
U-M is a member of a new $15M institute to improve physics-based modeling of advanced thrusters for human space exploration.
Joaquim Martins pioneers high-fidelity simulations that bring together multiple disciplines. Recently incorporated into NASA’s open-source software, and being considered for adoption by aircraft manufacturers, the approach has the potential to change the game in aircraft design and other engineering systems.
U-Michigan, Ford open world-class robotics complex
The facility will accelerate the future of advanced and more equitable robotics and mobility.