Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility

One of only a few neutral buoyancy testing tanks in the United States, the Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility is a one-of-a-kind world-class facility, the largest such facility on a university campus, as well as the only one with underwater motion capture. The lab can be used both to simulate microgravity space environments, as well as for direct testing of underwater robotics, including student teams. It is also one of four on-campus research facilities associated with the University of Maryland's Space Systems Laboratory.

David Akin

Associate Professor
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