Electrical & Computer Engineering

MSU and Boeing to use up to $4 million to create new sensors

Lalita Udpa leads effort to better detect cracks in aircraft
The MSU College of Engineering and the Boeing Company have been awarded a contract worth up to $4 million from the U.S. Air Force to develop new designs of sensors that will better detect cracks in the second- and third-layers in airframe structures. Lalita Udpa, professor of electrical and computer engineering in MSU’s College of Engineering, leads the effort to create a next generation of sensors that will identify aircraft structure that has been weakened by subsurface cracks and corrosion.

October 10, 2013Lalita Udpa in lab with students