UCF partners with U.S. Space Force — KnightNews.com

UCF and the nation’s Space University signs partnership agreement to develop technology for the U.S. Space Force. According to UCF Today, the two organizations signed an educational partnership agreement after three members spent a day at UCF learning about the university’s space-related research. AdvertisementThe agreement will focus on six of the following areas:Improving freedom of action in, from and to the space domainImproving the survivability and resilience of space systems and architecturesDigital engineering and model-based system engineeringIncreasing responsible artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomyImproving space access, mobility and logisticsEnhancement and integration of existing services from and through an expanded space domainThe agreement also states there may be opportunities for faculty exchanges, for collaborative research projects and for student internship opportunities. Grace Bochenek, the director of UCF’s School for Modeling, Simulation and Training said she believes the new agreement will allow the flexibility needed to bring the type of results the Space Force is looking for. “We have a lot of strengths in areas that are of interest to Space Force such as modeling and simulation, engineering and interdisciplinary research,” said Bochenek “The EPA allows us a lot of flexibility so we can work together and help drive the kind of innovation that the Space Force is looking for while also developing an agile workforce that’s got the right stuff and is ready to go.”

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