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Data Visualization Tool for Space

The space environment is highly complex, with a large number of space objects and potential threats. To manage this, our client needed a tool that could provide real-time updates on the location and behavior of space objects and provide alerts and courses of action in case of potential collisions or other hazards. Moshman Research was […]

Controlling Swarms of Satellites

In collaboration with Professor Venanzio Cichella at the University of Iowa, Moshman Research is developing a control framework for autonomously controlling swarms of satellites for future NASA missions.

Star Power on Earth

Moshman Research is committed to the long-term goal of commercial fusion energy production. We believe we can support and accelerate progress through modeling and simulation and control system design. We have proposed two separate approaches for addressing current challenges at experimental reactors to the DOE. While we have not yet been funded we were encouraged […]

Laser Scattering in the Atmosphere

When we see a laser beam, it is because the light scattered off air molecules in the atmosphere and some of it was in the direction of our eye. The distribution of the scattered light can be predicted well in many situations. In this paper, we use a Mie scattering model to invert a received […]

Covid-19 breathalyzer design for at-home testing

Moshman Research helped a client design a prototype Covid-19 breathalyzer. The challenge was to focus the Covid-19 bioaerosols in an exhaled breath onto a detector chip and divert larger bioaerosols that would add noise to the measurement. Using a focusing element, some particles would impact the detector and some would escape around and out the […]

Extracting Maximum Energy from Water

Renewable energy sources have been gaining momentum in recent years, with hydroelectric power being a major contributor to clean energy production. Hydroelectric power relies on turbines that extract energy from water flowing around them. The efficiency of these turbines depends heavily on the shape of their blades. Moshman Research has been tasked with finding the […]

Clean Hydropower for Remote Communities

Access to electricity is crucial for remote communities, but traditional sources of energy such as fossil fuels are not always feasible or environmentally sustainable. Moshman Research worked on a 3-year ARPA-E funded project to develop a clean hydropower system that harnesses the kinetic energy from flowing rivers to generate electricity in a microgrid. However, designing […]

Sailing against the wind

Sailing against the wind has long been a challenge for seafarers. Moshman Research has taken on this challenge by designing a circular rotor that generates directional thrust from the air or water around it. This makes it possible to sail into the wind. Using ANSYS Fluent CFD software, we were able to model and optimize […]

Weight Prediction in Climb Assist Systems

At Moshman Research, we’re passionate about leveraging cutting-edge technology to solve complex problems across diverse industries. One area where we’ve seen significant success is in the development of our weight prediction algorithm, which uses a unique blend of machine learning and physics optimization to deliver unparalleled accuracy and insights. So, how does it work? Our […]

Active Control for High Efficiency Airfoils

In developing our helicopter noise reduction technology, Moshman Research discovered another potential application; greater aerodynamic efficiency. At transonic speeds, we have shown that it is possible to generate positive lift at zero and negative angles of attack and increase the lift-to-drag ratio.