CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Enhancing lidar capabilities and applications through complementary signal processing and hardware solutions - Mar. 8

Feb. 21, 2023

Matthew Hayman Project Scientist, Earth Observing Lab, National Center for Atmospheric Research Wednesday, Mar. 8 | 9:35 a.m. | AERO 114 Abstract: Lidar has been employed for a variety of remote sensing applications including situational awareness for vehicles, 3D surveying and mapping, and planetary measurement and monitoring. Such sensors have...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Leveraging Ambient Radio Noise for Passive Radar Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial and Space Environment - Mar. 2

Feb. 20, 2023

Sean Peters Assistant Professor, Department of Physics & Space Systems Academic Group, Naval Postgraduate School Thursday, Mar. 2 | 10:00 a.m. | AERO 111 Abstract: Traditional active radars transmit a powerful electromagnetic pulse and record the echo's delay time and power to measure target properties of interest, such as range,...


CU Boulder drone cargo senior project wins national award

Feb. 17, 2023

Team DROPS has earned first place in the 2023 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics SciTech International Student Conference for their senior design project. DROPS, which stands for Drone Recharging Operational Payload System, received top...

Surface of Mars

Seminar: Coordinating a Helicopter and a Rover Mission on Mars - Feb. 24

Feb. 17, 2023

Farah Alibay Lead Flight System Systems Engineer, JPL Friday, Feb. 24 | 11:45 a.m. | AERO 120 Abstract: In April 2021, the Ingenuity helicopter achieved the first powered flight on another planet. In its first flight, the helicopter rose to a 3-meter altitude, performed a hover, and softly landed back...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar - Ultraviolet Occultations: An Essential Technique for Bridging the Thermospheric Gap - Feb. 23

Feb. 16, 2023

Ed Thiemann Research Scientist, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) Thursday, Feb. 23 | 10 a.m. | AERO 111 Abstract: Solar and stellar ultraviolet occultations provide a capability essential for advancing our understanding of the thermosphere and its coupling with the ionosphere and lower atmosphere. In this seminar, I...

Scott Palo

Palo elected an AIAA fellow

Feb. 15, 2023

Professor Scott Palo has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Palo is the Charles Victor Schelke Endowed Professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and a former associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Applied...

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Seminar: Design Space Exploration via Generative Artificial Intelligence - Feb. 20

Feb. 15, 2023

Jordan Smart PhD Student, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University Monday, Feb. 20 | 9:35 a.m. | AERO 114 Abstract: System designers and engineers frequently rely on brainstorming and intuition to tell them what's likely to work when confronted with a new problem, but this means that new technologies often fail...

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Seminar - Aerospace Vehicle Design: Design Process, Customer Needs, and System Requirements - Feb. 16

Feb. 13, 2023

Neelakshi Majumdar PhD Student, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University Thursday, Feb. 16 | 10:00 a.m. | AERO 111 Abstract: Aerospace vehicle design is a complex and multi-disciplinary process that involves designing and engineering aircraft, spacecraft, and other aerial vehicles. In the teaching seminar, I will first introduce an...

Iain Boyd

Boyd featured in multiple media outlets on spy balloon

Feb. 13, 2023

Iain Boyd was interviewed by national and international outlets on the balloon from China that overflew the United States. A professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boyd is also the director of the CU Boulder Center for National Security Initiatives. He spoke to multiple...

Spy Balloon

Chinese spy balloon over the US: An aerospace expert explains

Feb. 13, 2023

The U.S. military shot down what officials have called a Chinese surveillance balloon off the coast of South Carolina on Feb. 4, 2023. Iain Boyd, professor of aerospace engineering sciences, explains how the balloons work and what they can see. Read it on The Conversation.