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AOE space systems simulation research gives students hands-on opportunities to design, build, and test space payloads—including systems for unmanned aerial vehicles, sounding rockets, high-altitude balloons, and orbital missions.

Research in cyberphysical security concentrates on the development of aerospace and ocean systems that are resilient to cyberphysical security threats. Goals include:

  • Protection of command and control for an aerospace or ocean system, and the security and integrity of its data
  • Development and study of defense strategies that exploit the physical aspects of system response to defend against threats that affect the system’s digital components through physical means
  • Development of cyber-attack models