RESEARCHER Spring 2017

EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY

SPRING 2017 • RESEARCH.ERAU.EDU

EXPLOR I NG L I M I T L E S S HOR IZONS

BUILDING A BETTER ( HYBRID )

Electric propulsion is clean, quiet — and heavy. Embry-Riddle is helping to get commercially viable hybrid planes off the ground.

6 Cybersecurity Metrics Redefined

12 Unlocking the Mysteries of the Sun

16 When Black Holes Collide

20 The Quest to Grow Food Without Soil

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