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Welcome to the Center for Mechanics and Control

Center for Mechanics and Control forms the research group for Dynamics and Control thrust area in Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Research at our center is diverse, spanning basic theory, computational methods, design, experimental methods, advanced prototypes, and collaboration with industry to develop flight experiments. The following areas are being pursued:

  • Navigation, Guidance, and Control of Aerospace Vehicles
  • Dynamical Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization
  • Probabilistic Analysis and Optimization, Estimation Theory
  • Aeroelasticity and Fluid/Structure Interaction
  • Autonomous Intelligent Control of Robotic Systems
  • Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Real-Time Inference
  • Spacecraft Constellations and Formations
  • Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles
  • Cooperative Robotics - Design
  • About us..
    The Center's research has been realized in successful software, hardware and commercializations. Our former students are our most important product, they are active contributors in all sectors of industry, government and academia around the world. Our graduates are marked by excellent academic prepartation and research expertise. Their ability to blend recent research contributions with pragmatic tailoring of engineering developments lead to efficient realizations of advanced technology.

    During recent years, our work has been documented in eight books, several hundred journal articles, and over a thousand conference papers. Our faculty participate in many consulting, advisory, editorial and other service roles, and are recognized with numerous national and international awards for research excellence. The faculty's technical society memberships include several individuals holding the rank of AIAA and AAS Fellow and we have two members of the National Academy of Engineering.

    The Dynamics and Control Group's research is sponsored by government, industry and national laboratories. Our sponsors include: NASA, JPL, NSF, AFOSR, AFRL, ONR, NRO, ESA, State of Texas, Sandia, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Aeolus, Aero Probe, C. S. Draper Laboratory, and StarVision Technologies.

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