Twistor UAS in front of clouds

Targeted Observation and Seeding using Autonomous Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Jan. 28, 2018

Prof. Eric Frew was selected as one of three awardees of the Third Cycle of the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science. He leads of team of researchers that will receive $1.5M for their project titled “Targeted observation and seeding using autonomous unmanned aircraft systems”. The UAE Research Program...

The Itokawa asteroid

Autonomous Operations at Small Solar System Bodies

Dec. 15, 2017

Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences faculty Dan Scheeres and Jay McMahon are developing autonomous approaches for small body navigation and mission operations that have their roots in tested deep space navigation principles and approaches. The research is supported by a NASA Early Stage Innovation Space Technology Research grant...

Engineering Center

CU Boulder hosts Int. Symp. on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

Dec. 15, 2017

Now in its 14th edition, the International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS) provides a forum for scientific advances in the theory and practice of distributed autonomous robotic systems. It is a highly selective, single-track meeting that is soliciting submissions presenting significant, original, and previously unpublished research. Distributed robotics...

The Matthan drone detection system

Counter-UAS work receives SIGMOBILE Research Highlight award

Nov. 9, 2017

Recent work by CU researchers on drone detection and identification was selected to receive a SIGMOBILE Research Highlight award. The award is based on the paper titled Matthan: Drone Presence Detection by Identifying Physical Signatures in the Drone’s RF Communication which was written by Phuc Nguyen, Hoang Truong, Mahesh Ravindranathan,...

Two aircraft launched together

New swarming drone technology could help find lost hikers, study wildlife

Sept. 15, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have developed an advanced drone “swarming” technology that allows a single operator to control multiple unmanned aircraft for a variety of tasks, which could include searching for lost hikers or studying wildlife. The CU Boulder team spent three weeks in August on the project at the Pawnee...