Karen Mulleners

Seminar: Dynamic stall onset and the road to recovery - Nov. 22

Nov. 15, 2019

Karen Mulleners Assistant Professor, Institute of Mechanical Engineering, EPFL, Switzerland Friday, Nov. 22 | 12:30 P.M. | AERO 120 Abstract: Dynamic stall on pitching airfoils is an important practical problem that affects for example rotary wing aircraft and wind turbines. It also comprises a number of interesting fundamental fluid dynamical...

Kristi Morgansen

Seminar: Empirical Methods at the Boundary of Model-Based and Learned Integrated Sensing and Actuation - Nov. 15

Nov. 8, 2019

Kristi Morgansen, Professor & Chair Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington Friday, Nov. 15 | 12:30 P.M. | AERO 111 Abstract: A fundamental element of effective operation of autonomous systems is the need for appropriate sensing and processing of measurements to enable desired system actions. Model-based methods provide...

Geoff McHarg

Seminar: U.S. Air Force Academy Space Physics and Atmospheric Research - Nov. 12

Nov. 7, 2019

Geoff McHarg, Director U.S. Air Force Space Physics and Atmospheric Research Center Tuesday, Nov. 12 | 12:00 PM | AERO 114 Abstract: The Space Physics and Atmospheric Research Center (SPARC) faculty and cadets perform basic research in the solar terrestrial environment and investigate how perturbations in that environment can negatively...

Satellite in orbit.

Cybersecurity for Space Panel - Nov. 6

Nov. 4, 2019

TCP and Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department bring you a stellar panel on a topic spanning aerospace, national defense, information technology, and cybersecurity: Cybersecurity for Space . Come hear an interesting discussion surrounding these fields from experts in academia, industry, and military. The event will be livestreamed...

The team in a laboratory.

Mold in space: NASA grant to study space station fungus

Nov. 1, 2019

The International Space Station has a problem with fungus and mold—and the University of Colorado Boulder has sent new research to space to find solutions. It is living and growing in secret aboard the station, hidden behind panels and inside...

Lara Waldrop

Seminar: Space-based strategies for sensing Earth’s extended exosphere - Nov. 8

Nov. 1, 2019

Lara Waldrop Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois Friday, Nov. 8 | 12:30 P.M. | AERO 111 Abstract: One of the most significant gaps in our knowledge of Earth’s near-space environment concerns its outermost neutral atmosphere, a region known as the exosphere. The exosphere plays a critical...

Working with GPS in the Artic.

Scientific American: GPS is doing more than you thought

Oct. 31, 2019

Scientific American is exploring GPS applications that go far beyond map wayfinding. They've published an article highlighting a numerous Coloradans doing exciting work with GPS systems, including Smead Aerospace Professor Emerita Kristine Larson, who has led many of the discoveries into new applications for GPS. Read the full article...

OSIRIS-REx rendering

Taking the measure of an asteroid

Oct. 28, 2019

Researchers at CU Boulder have gotten front-row seats to one of the closest encounters with an asteroid in history. On Dec. 4, 2018, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft zipped to within 4.5 miles of the asteroid Bennu. This space rock has an orbit that carries...

A student holding a UAV.

Students critical to massive drone study of tornadoes

Oct. 25, 2019

Researchers from CU Boulder flew drones into severe storms this spring for project TORUS, one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever, with students leading much of the work. Project TORUS—Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells—is a partnership between CU Boulder, the University...

People in NASA's new spacesuits

New spacesuit, new inspiration for students & faculty in Smead Aerospace

Oct. 18, 2019

From CBS 4 Denver: It’s been a historic week for NASA, first with the unveiling of the new American spacesuit to be used in the next mission to the moon, then with the rescheduling of the first-ever all female spacewalk that had been previously postponed because an issue with the...