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The Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Center (ADSC) was founded in 2001 and currently pursues the following major objectives:

  • Focus on novel research topics that support technologies vital to the Army’s future force, combating terrorism and new emerging threats;
  • Support the development of a family of various-weight precision guided airdrop systems, which enable conventional military aircraft or autonomous vehicles to drop sensors, munitions, and/or supplies at high offsets onto the battlefield with near pinpoint accuracy, minimizing risk to the airdrop aircraft and limiting the need for ground vehicle convoys;
  • Back up the development and testing of a variety of fixed- and rotary-wing unmanned platforms carrying EO/IR sensors to be used in the different surveillance and reconnaissance missions;
  • Pursue the development and implementation of interactive / automated tools / GUIs to support a variety of YPG missions, including those devoted to real-time image processing;
  • Accelerate research results transition to real-world fielded applications;
  • Provide YPG personnel with high-quality training in a variety of applied disciplines (computer-aided engineering; inertial navigation, navaids, GPS; communication and networking; computer vision and EO/IR imagery data processing; autonomous systems, weaponry).

The ADSC is constantly working on different challenging projects, providing a wide variety of thesis opportunities in different areas: conceptual design, CFD analysis, computer modeling, image processing, control design, sensor integration. Depending on student skills and desire, he or she may be involved in rigorous computer simulations, hardware-in-the-loop simulations and real field tests at the Marina airport, McMillan airfield and the Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ.

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