National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center


Glenn’s Graphics & Visualization Lab

To support the world-class research being conducted at the NASA Glenn Research Center, the Graphics and Visualization Lab provides advanced visualization solutions.

The team has recently received the OHTec Tech Team of the Year and CIO 100 Awards.CIO 100 Honoree 2016

The Graphics & Visualization (GVIS) Lab at the NASA Glenn Research Center provides services, expertise, and facilities in these areas:

  • Scientific Visualization
    • Data visualization including 2D, 3D, movies, and time-accurate data representation
    • CFD, structures
    • Visualize very large datasets using parallel processing techniques
    • Big Data visualization
  • Interactive System Simulation
    • Model complex systems using state-of-the-art computer graphics technologyCOSE best of tech awards
    • High-level accurate system representation and function using rapid prototyping tools
  • Virtual Reality Science and Engineering
    • Cut/slice/twist virtual CAD-based design models
    • Visualizing the functioning and geometry of proposed hardware
    • Use of an immersive 3D cave environment
  • Natural User Interfaces
    • Consulting, development and integration of natural users interface (NUI ) devices for computing based systems
  • Technical Programmatic Outreach
    • Visualizing science & engineering for AIAA and other technical outreach events
    • Promote and market technical programmatic missions and milestone
    • Provide and coordinate use of visualization equipment at event
    • Augmented reality applications
    • Consulting, development and integration of low cost computing devices such as Raspberry Pi and Arduino
  • Hackerspace for Computing
    • The GVIS Lab provides a space, equipment and help for rapidly putting together computing solutions involving a variety of input and output devices

Applications that are currently being developed support aeronautics, biotechnology, high-speed space and terrestrial communications, microgravity, aircraft safety research, launch systems support, and STEM education. The services of the GVIS Lab are available to customers both inside and outside of the NASA Glenn Research Center.

The GVIS Lab is a service provided by the Office of the Chief Information Officer at NASA Glenn.

For more information, download our GVIS & GRUVE Lab brochure.

You can also watch a video showing examples of the Lab’s work.