Our group carries out basic and applied research in the areas related to High-Performance Marine Vehicles, Advanced Energy Conversion Systems, and Unmanned Aerial Systems. We also started projects in Autonomous Control and Mobile Robotics.
Our efforts in the area of High-Performance Marine Vehicles are focused on aero-hydrodynamics, dynamics and design of high-performance marine vehicles, including jet-supported amphibious platforms, wing-in-ground craft, air-lubricated hulls, hydrofoils, and small-waterplane-area ships. In the area of Advanced Energy Conversion Systems we conduct R&D on hydrogen liquefaction, thermoacoustic engines and refrigerators, and other thermofluid processes and systems. We are developing Unmanned Aerial Systems for special applications, such as long-endurance missions, UAV with vectored thrust, fuel-cell powered systems, etc. We are also investigating autonomous control algorithms and implementing them in mobile robots.
Our current research projects are supported by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Office of Naval Research and Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation. Our group also provides consulting services for industry and participate in SBIR-type projects.
More detailed and updated information about our research projects can be found at legacy.mme.wsu.edu/~matveev/