Monthly Archives: August 2016

Goodbye Summer 2016 Interns

METECS would like to thank the summer 2016 interns for their outstanding work this summer!  Amy Quartaro worked on a new algorithm for triangle-polyhedron contact in Pong.  She also generated an interactive docking simulation based on the International Docking Standard (IDS).  She used tools such as Blender/PMTK, Trick, Pong, Mechdyn, and Edge.  Alec Griffin worked on a Mixed Reality research project using an HTV Vive, cameras and a green screen.  Alec worked through challenges such as designing the calibration scene, modifying a Chroma-Keying Algorithm, and applying an image correction algorithm to address image distortion.  Austin Middleton worked on converting a commercial simulator to VR and building a visualizer for NASA’s Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Embedded Automated Logistics Management (REALM) project.  Austin setup a Turtlebot to search a habitat for RFID tags.  He also got to work with Unity and an Oculus headset.  Amy, Alec, and Austin enjoyed touring the Mission Control Center (MCC) Houston, Rocket Park, Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL), Systems Engineering Simulator (SES), TS21 Cupola, and Virtual Reality (VR) Lab.  Thanks summer 2016 interns for the fun and productive summer.  Good luck during the fall semester!2016MetecsInternPhoto

Congratulations MED-2 Team

Congratulations Miniature Exercise Device (MED-2) Team for receiving the NASA Space Flight Awareness Team Award.  Each team member was recognized for their excellent contributions as a valued team member in support of NASA’s human spaceflight programs.  METECS developed the MED-2 firmware and data interfaces.  The following link shows a video of the MED-2 evaluation in Aquarius, the Agency’s undersea research station on NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO-21):