While we got our start working with NASA in the 1980s and continue to partner with NASA to meet their cold stowage and other research needs,  we also have the flexibility to provide a wide range of services for customers from designing and building customized hardware to development of unique software solutions.

Most recently, the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Engineering launched a new research initiative that could help shape the future of autonomous vehicles. Funding for the project includes $35 million over four years from the United States Department of Defense and the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center. UAB will build an autonomous vehicle mobility facility that works in collaboration with EITD, the CCDC GVSC, multiple organizations within NATO, partner universities in the Automotive Research Center, and industry. 

 EITD welcomes opportunities to create innovative, efficient and lasting solutions for your needs.

 

Electrical Engineering

A few examples of customers and past projects include the Department of Defense, CASIS, Department of Energy, and various entities within the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

CASIS;  The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space awarded the UAB/EITD team an implementation partnership to provide guidance and services to experimenters wishing to conduct experiments with NASA on the ISS. 

 

Department of Energy; The UAB/EITD was awarded a grant to develop an integrated on-line water sensor package for continuous water quality monitoring of flue gas desulfurization wastewaters which includes concentration measurements of multiple contaminants and measurement of common water quality indicators.

 

Lakeshore – RecTech; Included the development of a new commercial product for an Active Video Game Controller designed to maximize accessibility for anyone, with or without functional limitations, on any video platform. This new product is designed to facilitate mild aerobic exercise in a large population that otherwise doesn’t not typically engage in regular physical activity as recommended for a healthy lifestyle.

 

3D with Shadow

UAB – Animal Research Project; The  goal of this project was to develop and validate a proof-of-concept low-cost, wireless and universally-compatible sensor system that attaches as a mice cage accessory and automatically detects and transmit individual cage conditions hourly to a cloud-based system used to integrate with existing animal facility management databases for real-time alerts and on-demand automated report generation. Early detection and automated reporting and notification of cage conditions will prevent mice deaths from water system failures (humidity and temperature detection) and will enable the quickest possible intervention with commonly reported health problems, like ulcerative dermatitis and fighting (ultrasonic sound detection).