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Risk modeling, data integration drive NASA next-gen air travel safety project

Jan. 4, 2019—Low visibility, bird strikes, incorrect landing approach speed, runway debris, airframe icing, engine fires, unexpected weather and sensor malfunction are but a handful of potential causes of airplane accidents. They also are among more than 60 incident scenarios identified by an ambitious NASA effort to develop the next generation National Airspace System, known as NextGen...

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Engineering faculty lead 3 new TIPs projects that tackle big challenges

Jul. 20, 2017—Build and use microscope systems that do not exist commercially to unlock deeper insights in biomedicine. Design and develop a space-based platform to study Earth’s evolving ecology from an elevated vantage point. Create a research hub for development and testing of durable, sustainable infrastructure materials. All big ideas with widespread impact. And School of Engineering...

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Student rocketeers win fourth national championship in a row

May. 13, 2016—  Vanderbilt student rocketeers have won NASA’s Orbital-ATK University Student Launch competition for the fourth year in a row. They had to beat out 40 other university teams in the yearlong national competition in order to achieve this “four-peat.” NASA announced the results of the competition May 12. Teams from the University of Louisville and...

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Institute of Aeronautics names Anilkumar 2016 Faculty Advisor of the Year

Feb. 2, 2016—Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has been named the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2016 Faculty Advisor of the year. Anilkumar received the award at a banquet Jan. 7 during the annual AIAA SciTech Forum and Exhibition held in San Diego. Anilkumar is the Vanderbilt AIAA chapter faculty...

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