Aug. 4, 2020

The HYFLITS team has been busy working on their balloon platform. We've posted some videos on the research page, go check it out!


IRISS Visits the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology

Feb. 14, 2020

This past Thursday, IRISS had the opportunity to work in conjunction with the US Embassy in Barbados and NOAA to participate in an outreach event to Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI). The use of UAVs has been highly controversial in Barbados, and this outreach opportunity provided a chance...


RAAVEN Supports NOAA Science During ATOMIC

Jan. 31, 2020

Supported by the NOAA UAS Program Office, IRISS Engineering Manager, Steve Borenstein is currently overseeing IRISS Pilots Michael Rhodes and Chris Choate in operations for the Atlantic Tradewind Ocean-Atmosphere Mesoscale Interaction Campaign (ATOMiC). Operating out of Morgan Lewis, a coastal location on the eastern shore of Barbados for launch and...

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Graduate Student Alex Hirst Researching in Africa

Jan. 27, 2020

This week, CU Boulder Graduate Research Student Alex Hirst traveled to North-West University in Johannesburg, South Africa to further his research for the UAE Rain Enhancement Project . He will be working with Dr. Roelof Burger and his lab to collaborate on development of planning algorithms to allow the Super...


IRISS Conducts First Test Flight of the Super RAAVEN Prototype Aircraft

Sept. 9, 2019

Last week, IRISS received and successfully conducted the first flight tests of the new prototype Super RAAVEN airframe at the Table Mountain facility north of Boulder. The aircraft is a custom commissioned version of the Drak by RiteWing RC . The Super RAAVENs will be added to our current fleet...

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Welcome to the 2019 AFOSR/ONR/HVSI Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics Portfolios Review

July 5, 2019

IRISS and the MURI HYFLITS Team , in coordination with the Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department , are proud to welcome the 2019 AFOSR/ONR/HVSI Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics Portfolio Review to our campus. We hope the following information will help you navigate your visit. Venue: 3775 Discovery Drive ,...

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The air up there: CU team deploys multiple drones in tornado study

July 1, 2019

Project TORUS–or Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells–is a two-year partnership between CU Boulder, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (which is leading the work), Texas Tech University, the University of Oklahoma and the National Severe Storms Laboratory.

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IRISS to conduct further research for TORUS through 2020

Sept. 20, 2018

CU Boulder’s Integrated Remote & In Situ Sensing Program (IRISS), one of the three major programs of the CU Grand Challenge will join the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Texas Tech, and the University of Oklahoma in an ambitious drone-based investigation of severe storms and tornadoes.

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The Simulation of Stratospheric Conditions

Sept. 12, 2018

Highlighting the work of Andrew Mahon and Joe Pointer, take a look at the wind-tunnel they have designed under the MURI program.

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ISARRA 2018 Connects Top Researchers at CU Boulder

July 13, 2018

The 2018 International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely piloted Aircraft Conference (ISARRA) was held on the CU Boulder campus this week. Local and international colleagues met from July 9th - July 12th to present their atmospheric and earth science-based research. Roger Laurence wrapped up the last conference session with...