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MATIES laboratory
   The MATIES (Multimedia Animation Technologies Incorporated in Engineering Systems) laboratory at CSULA was established in 2002 and is sponsored by NSF. The objective of this laboratory is to develop multimedia technologies applicable to space-based dynamic systems, to aircrafts, and to semiconductor devices. Computer design and analysis software packages including IDEAS, NASTRAN, Open GL, Visual Studios, and MATLAB are used for design, simulation, animation and visualization. A major goal of the laboratory is to increase the number of CSULA underrepresented minority students who will participate in a structured research-based educational program, preparing them for advanced degrees and engineering careers.
SPACE laboratory  
   The SPACE laboratory at CSULA was established with a $5.3 million NASA Institutional Research Award (IRA) granted in 1992. The objective of the program is to design and build a segmented reflector test-bed. Within this project, state-of-the-art multidisciplinary technologies have been developed that combine controls, structures, electronics, and computers. The project has been conducted under a coalition consisting of four universities, a NASA Center, and five major aerospace companies. The development of the test-bed has been conducted under the supervision of eight dedicated engineering faculty whose renowned expertise encompasses the variety of disciplines inherent in the project. Over hundred talented minority engineering students from the participating universities have been 'involved in the research and development of the test - bed. The project has served as a stepping-stone from which these students have pursued either graduate studies or successful careers in major industries in Southern California. Effective March 1, 2003 this Laboratory is part of a University Research Center (URC) sponsored by NASA for the next five years. The research concentration will be related to the control of space segmented telescopes.
DSP laboratory
   The Digital Signal Processing (DSP) laboratory at CSULA offers balanced learning experience between theory and experiments. In this laboratory, undergraduate and graduate engineering students have the unique opportunity to receive training in the area of digital signal processing using a state-of-the-art software package known as LabVIEW.
Robotics and Automation laboratory
   The Robotics and Automation Laboratory at the CSULB College of Engineering is an instructional and research laboratory. The laboratory uses instructional robots such as RHINO five axis robotic manipulators, LEGO Mindstorm robots, and Basic Stamp-based Boe-Bots from Parallax Corp. Robots are programmed in C, C++, Visual Basic and PBasic. The laboratory also uses an ER1 robot by Evolution Robotics with 1MHz P4 processor on-board for autonomous movements and for integration of machine vision with other sensor signals. In addition, students in the laboratory work on designing, manufacturing and testing robots for participation in robot battle competitions. Robotic activities at CSULB are sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Northrop-Grumman Corp., Electronic Data Systems (EDS), local industry, and by the CSULB College of Engineering.

Long Beach Public Safety Building

   The Long Beach Public Safety Building Facility is located in downtown Long Beach, CA. and it is currently undergoing a $30 M seismic retrofit. Part of the retrofit project is the instrumentation of the building with sensors and data acquisition systems to monitor the structural response and changes in the structural parameters. The sensors that are currently being installed on the building include: strong motion accelerometers, strain gages, fiber optic strain measurements, acoustic emission sensors, and laser-based displacement measurements.