Bradley teams receive grants to work on three NASA projects

The Bradley University projects will be associated with CubeSat satellites.
The Bradley University projects will be associated with CubeSat satellites. | Contributed photo

Three Bradley University interactive media department projects have received support from NASA grants.

Each will be helmed by Scott Cavanah, Ethan Ham and Monica McGill and will be associated with CubeSat satellites. Students from the department will work on each project.

One project will consist of creating a mobile application to connect with satellite mission control. The aim of this project will be to allow engineers and other NASA personnel to communicate with and control the satellites from their mobile device. This project will also initiate the university’s user experience design degree program.

Another project will focus on creating a satellite monitoring and positioning website that will allow tracking of the different satellite units. This website would, ideally, allow people to submit positioning data.

The third project will create an augmented reality development tool to help engineers visualize information during the building and testing process. This information would include electromagnetic fields and orbital positions of the simulation.

Bradley teams will work with students and faculty from the aerospace engineering department at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University.

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