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Computational-Based Design

Combinations of high-fidelity and reduced-order computational models can radically reduce the cost and time required to produce innovative designs for aerospace and related systems. Research focuses on multidisciplinary and multiscale computational frameworks and algorithms and their integration in the design process.

Control and Navigation

Millions of people each day benefit from the research that has been conducted in the control and navigation labs at Stanford. As the uses of GPS multiply and as we reach places never before reached, the range of research in this area continues to expand.

Space Systems

Stanford students and professors are working on breakthrough satellite designs, safer means of propulsion, and the control of robots at interplanetary distances, as they develop a wide variety of technologies for deployment in orbit and on other planets.

Structural Health Monitoring

Embedding an advanced network of intelligent sensors and actuators within an airframe provides an infrastructure for data processing and diagnostics. It gives an aircraft a central nervous system capable of quickly detecting emerging structural problems. Mitigating solutions can then avoid failures and loss of lives, while decreasing operational costs.

Sustainable Aviation

As air traffic continues to increase over the coming decades, innovative ideas will be needed to achieve radical improvements in the performance of the air transportation system while minimizing the impact on the environment. Research and teaching in this area seek to produce technologies and basic understanding to enable sustainable growth.
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Aero/Astro news

Prof. Alonso's UAV class flies search and rescue missions on campus

Stanford and Saudi scientists launch collaboration on aerospace research

Prof. Pavone and Rick Zhang develop systems to manage fleets of robo-cars

Prof. Chang helps set SHM standards for new planes

Prof. Alonso, Francisco Palacios, and Trent Lukaczyk on team that wins NASA Technology and Innovation Award

Prof. Pavone hosts NASA NIAC symposium at Stanford

A/A students Robbie Karol and David Gerson on Stanford team going on NASA zero-gravity experiment

Prof. Close wins Presidential Early Career Award

Simone D'Amico appointed to A/A Faculty

Mykel Kochenderfer appointed to A/A Faculty

A/A student Ved Chirayath's new technology produces high-resolution mapping of coral reefs

A/A Department thrives

Students design unmanned aerial vehicles in Prof. Alonso's class

Prof. Christensen awarded Timoshenko Medal by ASME

"Space dust" likely cause of some falling satellites, Prof. Close finds

Research team sets calculation record with jet engine noise simulation

Prof. Pavone's lab and researchers at JPL/Caltech and MIT developing autonomous acrobatic space rovers

Todd Walter finishing term as president of ION Council

ARL and MBARI work to explore the ocean depths

Prof. Enge named to Coffman Professorship

Profs. Pavone and Senesky win NASA Early Career Awards

Debbie Senesky appointed to A/A Faculty

Prof. Vincenti gives a seminar for his 95th birthday

Prof. Parkinson named Stanford Engineering Hero

Marco Pavone appointed to A/A Faculty

ADL develops open-source software for fluid dynamic analysis and design

A/A Ph.D. student Noël Bakhtian named 2011 Boeing Engineering Student of the Year

Prof. Farhat Receives ASME Award

Space debris a big problem, says Prof. Close in NRC report

Jay Subramanian wins Kay Bradley Award

Prof. Close co-hosts show on National Geographic TV channel

Prof. Farhat and David Amsallem put a damper on "aeroelastic flutter"

Consulting Prof. Hubbard appointed to NASA's Science Committee

A/A green tech research on paraffin-fueled hybrid rockets

Consulting Prof. Kalman describes his path to the Space Systems Dev. Lab

A/A students fly in zero gravity to protect satellites from tiny meteoroids

NRC ranks Stanford Aero/Astro among U.S. best

Rocket science may make wastewater treatment sustainable

Grace Gao wins Jackson Award from RTCA

Sigrid Close appointed to A/A Faculty

Prof. Tsai voted SAMPE Fellow

Prof. Chang selected for 2010 SPIE NDE Lifetime Achievement Award

A/A students claim altitude record for tiny, autonomous plane

A/A students' idea for formation flying earns finalist spot in competition in France

Prof. Bryson awarded 2009 Guggenheim Medal

Aero/Astro alumnus Michael Hopkins (MS '92) one of nine new astronauts

Public Radio spotlights Aero/Astro's CubeSats mini-satellite program