Multi-rotor drone used as a spacecraft surrogate to test autonomy, machine vision, and formation flying.
Multi-rotor drone used as a spacecraft surrogate to test autonomy, machine vision, and formation flying.
VT AOE students Larry Hensley and Mark Mercier work with a turn-key 3D positioning system.
VT AOE students Larry Hensley and Mark Mercier work with a turn-key 3D positioning system.
Some of the research thrusts supported by the Space Systems Simulation Laboratory.
Some of the research thrusts supported by the Space Systems Simulation Laboratory.

The Space Systems Simulation Laboratory directed by Dr. Jon Black supports hands-on research into spacecraft guidance and control, space domain awareness, satellite autonomy and formation flying, and spacecraft proximity operations. The lab is hosted by the VT Center for Space Science and Engineering Research (Space@VT), a collaboration between the Bradley Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Crofton Dept. of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering. Please contact Dr. Black (jonathan.black@vt.edu) for additional details.