Andrew and Joe

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...

Danny Liebert - Lightning 2018

The Daily Camera highlights Project Storm Deployment

June 18, 2018

This summer, IRISS traveled through the mid-west area (Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and back to Colorado) to continue Project Storm research. This particular deployment was a cooperative effort between CU-Boulder, the UN-Lincoln, and Texas Tech in June 2018 to test the collection of in situ data in and...

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Eric Frew named Director of Autonomous Systems IRT

Feb. 12, 2018

IRISS Associate Director of Technology, Eric Frew, has stepped down to take on the role of Director of the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Autonomous Systems Interdisciplinary Research Theme (IRT). The Autonomous Systems IRT has been created as a part of the CEAS strategic vision to build on our...

Students launching a Talon.

IRISS Executes Its First mUAS Flight On Our Special Purpose COA at PNG

Aug. 18, 2017

On August 9th, IRISS successfully executed the first mUAS flight on our special purpose COA at the Pawnee National Grasslands. Following a range and data acquisition test (at 2.25 miles) of a single aircraft, we launched three Talons in succession and tested the MUASO (Multi UAS Operations) ground station. The...

Photo of the drone before flight.

IRISS Teams Up with NIST and DARPA to Test Nobel Prize-Winning Technology

June 27, 2017

CU researchers Dan Hesselius of the Integrated Remote and In Situ Sensing (IRISS) Initiative and Greg Rieker and Shalom Ruben of the CU Precision Laser Diagnostics Lab teamed with Kevin Cossel and Nathan Newbury's team at NIST and DARPA to test their ability to track a drone with a comb...

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High-Altitude Balloon Experiment Foreshadows UAV Hypersonic Aircraft Usage

June 8, 2017

The Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences received a $7.5-million-dollar grant from the Department of Defense that spans over five years. This grant will mainly be appropriated towards research for the military regarding turbulence and particles at high altitude using weather balloons – particularly between 80,000 and 120,000 feet (where hypersonic...

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IRISS Drone Provides Live-Feed Weather Data for Severe Weather Forecasting to the National Weather Service

May 24, 2017

IRISS Drone Provides Live-Feed Weather Data for Severe Weather Forecasting to the National Weather Service On Tuesday 16 May 2017, an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) from the CU Boulder Integrated Remote & In Situ Sensing Program (IRISS) provided the first live-streamed data from a drone to the NOAA National Weather...

IRISS: Seeing the World in 4D

Seeing the World in 4D: An IRISS Forum and Open House at Fiske Planetarium

April 13, 2017

Date: Friday, April 14th Time: 2:00 - 5:00pm Networking Event (refreshments served): 5:00-6:00 , RECUV Indoor Flight Environment, Fleming Rm 177 Come to the IRISS Forum to: Understand the motivation and vision for IRISS Hear about projects created through the initiative Learn what infrastructure and facilities are available to help...

Project Map: A UAV exploring history

Project MAP: Using UAVs to Document the Past

March 17, 2017

Dr. Gerardo Gutiérrez, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, is working with his lab to breach the divide between social sciences and engineering. As the Principal Investigator of Project Map, sponsored by IRISS and the CU Boulder Grand Challenge, Dr. Gutiérrez has worked with his students to use LiDAR,...