Undergraduates Get Podium at Technical Conferences
Robert Burns, MS ’11, was awarded the Best Paper award for his paper, “A Low-Cost Modular Avionics and Telemetry Software System for the CReSIS Meridian Uninhabited Aerial System”, presented at the 27th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, sponsored by AIAA and IEEE International.
Last summer, a group of undergraduate students fresh from taking Dr. Shahriar Keshmiri’s Airplane Dynamics course (AE 550) traveled to the AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies conference in Portland, Oregon to present their paper titled "Hawkeye UAV Dynamic Analysis." The authors, William VanSkike, Sarah Elizabeth McCandless, Travis Peckman, Mathew Williams, Aditya Ghate, and TJ Stastny presented a detailed stability and control analysis of the Hawkeye UAV developed at KU several years ago.
This year, John Sebes, Grant Worden, Nick Brunkhorst, William VanSkike, Sarah Elizabeth McCandless, TJ Stastny, and Matthew Williams authored a paper stemming from work begun in Dr. Keshmiri's Instrumentation course (AE 430). This effort has recently been accepted for presentation at the AIAA Infotech conference scheduled for June 19th to 21st of 2012 in Garden Grove, CA. The report is titled "Flight Testing and Evaluation of the Structural Response to Flight Loads of a Small Scale Unmanned Aerial System" and will be presented as part of the "sensor technology for intelligent flight session."