NASA’s Cassini spacecraft dives into Saturn’s atmosphere
Tamas Gombosi, AERO and CLaSP professor, has worked with the Cassini science team since 1990.
Aerospace professor named lead on $1 million grant
Principal investigator Peng Wei, assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Iowa State, will head the three-year grant to find a way to monitor low-altitude air traffic. Weng will be accompanied by Iowa State assistant professor of aerospace engineering Kristin Yvonne Rozier, University of Michigan professor Ella Atkins, University of Iowa professor Thomas Schnell and George Hunter, principal data scientist at Mosaic ATM.
Mahmut Reyhanoglu to lead joint UNCA-NCSU engineering programs in Asheville
UM Aero alum Mahmut Reyhanoglu has been named the new director of the joint UNC Asheville-NC State Engineering Programs. These include the 2+2 program with two years on each campus, and the mechatronics engineering program where students study for all four years on UNC Asheville’s campus.
University of Michigan creating outdoor complex for safe drone testing
The University of Michigan’s School of Engineering is building a first-of-its-kind outdoor fly lab designed to give students and professors a large, safely netted environment for testing cutting-edge autonomous aerial vehicles, or drones.
University of Michigan to Create Outdoor Drone Complex for Secure Testing
The University of Michigan is one of the most advanced schools in the country when it comes to robotics and drone engineering. This fall, the university will increase its involvement in the field by adding an outdoor drone complex, or “fly lab” as sUASnews calls it, to its campus, in order to avoid the Federal Aviation Administration’s restrictions on altitude when it comes to drone-testing.
Robot obstacle course, fly zone for autonomous drones to be built on UM campus
Alec Gallimore, Robert J Vlasic Dean of Engineering, is quoted.
UM partnership with Airbus aims to improve aircraft and generate interest in aerospace engineering
An agreement signed at the Paris Air Show will create a partnership between Airbus and the Aerospace Engineering program at the University of Michigan.
University of Michigan wins first Spaceport America Cup
The University of Michigan was the winner of the first Spaceport America Cup, which wrapped up Saturday night at Spaceport America. Las Cruces Sun-News reports.
Why the next space explorers could be autonomous robots
Ella Atkins, a professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan who researches autonomous systems, predicts that robots will play crucial roles in setting up and maintaining Martian habitats.
Rocket engines must be more stable if we’re going to get to Mars
Karthik Duraisamy, AERO assistant professor, discusses how he is working on building rocket engines that won’t blow up.