Electrical & Electronics : Communications and Space Science research group

Space research covering a range of scientific topics within the disciplines of Space Science, Engineering, Information Systems, Physics, and Geophysics.

More specific topics are: Ionospheric Physics; Magnetospheric Physics; Astrophysics; Instrument Technology; Space Plasma Physics; Information and Communication Engineering; Microprocessor Applications; FPGAs; Fault-Tolerance; Parallel Computing; Neural Networks; and Data Compression; Information Equation of State.

Present research Areas:

(1) Design and Construction of Obstanovka Instrument for International Space Station,

(2) Application of Field Programmable Gate Arrays to Space and other Instruments.

(3) Information Physics and the Universe:


(4) Exploitation of European Space Agency Cluster II and Chinese Double Star science data..


Research Collaborations

European Space Agency Cluster spacecraft and Chinese Double Star Probe- collaborations with space science institutes across Europe and US.

Russian InterKosmos Institute (Russian Academy of Sciences) Obstanovka Experiment Consortium on the International Space Station- collaborations with space research institutes in Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, and Bulgaria.


Obstanovka was launched to ISS on  Progress M-18M/Soyuz U  Flight 50P on Febraury 12th 2013.

Scheduled was placed on outside of ISS by cosmonauts during 6 hour space walk on April 19th 2013.

Initial turn on and commissioning of instruments started.

Previous collaborations on Shuttle flights STS-46, STS-75, and OEDIPUS sounding rocket with Air Force Geophysical Research Laboratory and Canadian Communications Laboratory.