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Environmentally responsible systems

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In order to advance knowledge and science of aerospace and ocean systems’ contribution to climate change, our researchers collaborate with industry and government on conception, design, and operation of environmentally-responsible aircraft, spacecraft, ships, and submarines. Examples include:

  • Efficient, low-emissions propulsion schemes
  • Fundamental understanding of turbulence and reactive flows with modern experimental facilities, advanced diagnostics, and large-scale computational tools
  • Technologies for online and onboard monitoring, control, and diagnosis of propulsion systems
  • Drag reduction and hull/airframe/propulsion integration
  • Distributed hybrid-electric propulsion and power systems
  • Morphing technologies for drag and noise reduction