Prof. Clark's research is focused on the challenges that humans face during space exploration missions. Specifically he focuses on astronaut biomedical issues, space human factors, human sensorimotor/neurovestibular function and adaptation, interaction of human-autonomous systems, mathematical models of spatial orientation perception, and human-in-the-loop experiments.
bioastronautics, orientation perception, sensory adaptation, neurovestibular, aerospace human factors
ASEN 2004 - Aerospace 4: Aerospace Vehicle Design and Performance
Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2022
Introduction to design and analysis of aircraft and spacecraft. Aircraft topics include cruise performance, wing design, propulsion, stability, control, and structures. Spacecraft topics include rocket staging, orbit selection, launch systems, and spacecraft subsystems. Includes laboratory experiments and team design exercises.
ASEN 5016 - Space Life Sciences
Familiarizes students with factors affecting living organisms in the reduced-gravity environment of space flight. Covers basic life support requirements, human physiological adaptations, and cellular-level gravity dependent processes with emphasis on technical writing and research proposal preparation.
ASEN 5519 - Selected Topics
Fall 2018 / Spring 2022
Reflects upon specialized aspects of aerospace engineering sciences. Course content is indicated in the online Class Search. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: varies.
ASEN 6519 - Special Topics
Reflects upon specialized aspects of aerospace engineering sciences. Course content is indicated in the online Schedule Planner. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: varies.