James Bird MAE

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
BioE 3001
Advancing Deep Space Exploration via Simulators & Computer Vision
James Bird
Linda Petzold (Chair), Chandra Krintz, Phil Lubin


In recent years, fast interstellar travel has become increasingly more viable with small crafts that are propelled via directed energy. This process is wildly different from traditional space travel, which is usually limited to our solar system, involves large spacecrafts that are propelled via chemical propulsion, and navigates with known planetary positions.

In this talk, I will discuss the differences between traditional and interstellar space travel while delving into the intricacies of deep space exploration and the challenges that come along with it. I will propose many solutions to these problems that leverage, or even require, simulators and computer vision. Finally, I will discuss potential future work and research plans within the same research area.

Everyone welcome!