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Academy Center Cyberspace Research


ACCR projects


  • Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence Research in Education
    • Visual vs Textual programing
    • Applied Approach to Teaching Autonomous Systems Integration
    • AI For All
    • FalconCode
    • Partner AFOSR
  • Humanoid Robotics Research
  • Virtual Post Flight Debrief
  • Zero Shot Learning
  • HoloLens IED
  • 5G network integration/protection/cybersecurity
  • Spoof Machine Learning
  • Cyber defense of Satellite Systems
  • Swarm challenge
  • Universal Automated Tutor
  • Autonomous Rover System
  • Create an Autonomous Pilot using MS Flight Simulator
  • Game Development
  • Malware Command and Control
  • Stock Market Analysis
  • National Reconnaissance Office
  • U.S. Northern Command
  • CyberWorx
  • U.S. Transportation Command
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Sixteenth Air Force
  • National Security Agency
  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Cent
  • Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • And many commercial partners


  • Cyber Science/System Security Analysis
    • Network/Platform Red Team Assessments
    • Provably Secure Software
    • Objective Network Security Stack
      Security/Availability Measurement
  • Immersive Environments
    • Augmented/Virtual Reality
    • Command and Control
    • Directed Engagements
    • IoT/UbiComp
  • Artificial Intelligence & Autonomy
    • Multi-vehicle Cooperation
    • Swarm Area Defense/ISR
    • DL/ML
    • AI Education
  • Business Process Automation
    • Workflow Analysis and Encoding


Capstone Research Projects through ACCR

The below projects are actively being worked on by faculty and students through the Computer Science and Computer and Network Security Capstone courses.

Cyber Defense of Satellite Systems:  A red teaming exercise to determine attacks that could be launched against a satellite to make the satellite inoperable followed by an attempt at mitigating systems.

Network Level Threat Awareness and Real-Time Automated Protection: Cadets develop techniques to provide automatic network awareness and protection in a 4 phased project:  Developing Attacks and Obtaining Ransomware and Crypto jacking malware, Collecting and Analyzing Data, Autonomously updating a network of systems and Live Fire demonstration of autonomously detecting attacks on a single system.

5G infrastructure Vulnerability: Focus on the study of vulnerabilities in the 5G network core and end user device.

Space Force Weapons School Exercise Support: Create a multi-user exercise management system which allows red and blue team members to interact remotely.

Pain Identification and Monitoring for Fighter Pilots: Cadets use training data of volunteers’ cardiovascular metrics captured from a Garmin wearable device during pain induction tasks and a baseline state to train algorithms to detect pain.

Real Life Bug Bounty: Perform penetration testing against a major international corporation as part of their bug bounty program.

AFRL Gaming Research Integration for Learning Laboratory: Design, develop, and evaluate new methods and tools to enhance education and training readiness.

Wireless power data transfer: Cadets study how WPT can be used to take over an object (data breach) and potentially control that object by passing data over/through the WPT device.

Network Visualization in VR: Visualize a network to include all nodes, virtual and physical, as well as simulate traffic flow across that network in a VR environment.

Human Robotics: Use humanoid robots (NAO, Pepper and Furhat) to study an area of interest (autism therapy, human-machine testing, STEM outreach).

Internet of Things (IOT): Incorporate technology and sensors into daily living to improve cadet lives.

F15 Software Development: Decode information from the flight data recorder during flights and display data to aircrew in a more effective manner using a tablet.