October 21, 2011
First general meeting occuring October 27, 2011 @ U-hour in room 17-1628 (Fluids Lab). A new addition to our website is the Forum link above where you can introduce yourself and find out more information on current projects and events posted.
Please send your feedback about the website layout or changes you'd like to see to the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 04, 2011Congratulations to Cal Poly Pomona's AUVSI Team for it's 3rd Place finish at the AIAA Region VI Student Paper conference held in San Diego!
March 03, 2011Cal Poly Pomona's AUVSI Team's new updates in the Projects page! Also, there will be a General Meeting on the 8th of March! Finally, don't forget to attend the speaker meeting with Frank Flores, VP of Integrated Systes at Northrop Grumman on March 10, 2011!
February 27, 2011
Attend the speaker meeting with Frank Flores, VP of Integrated Systems at Northrop Grumman on March 10, 2011!
The Projects page is updated! Our events coordinator, Stephanie, is also in the process of writing a blog about the Boeing A160 Hummingbird Tour and the Northrop Grumman Navigation Systems Tour (Thank you ShuRhonda Bradley for setting up the one on one mentoring/interview session!).
Workshops are almost done, so we're just trying to find the time to have them!
January 25, 2011
General Atomics Tour date is now confirmed! The tour will take place on March 11, 2010 from 1:00p to 3:30p! We will need some drivers, so if you can take a couple of members in your cars, then that would be great! *Important- this tour is for US Citizens only. Non-citizens can come too, but they will only be presented with a briefing, but not the tour. Sorry!
January 15, 2011
New Website! I would like to welcome all of you to the new Cal Poly Pomona UAV Club Website. The goal of this website is to keep the club members and potential members updated on club news, projects, and general UAV news.
General Meetings, E-Week, and Tours:
We will have a general meeting within the next couple of weeks to update members on the projects and answer questions that you might have.
Engineer's Week is coming from February 20-26, 2011. We want our members to participate in the E-Week events at Cal Poly Pomona. We need volunteers and ideas on what type of fun games the UAV Club should have to promote it! More details on E-week will be posted soon.
General Atomics Tour Update: Stephanie is working very hard on acquiring the tour and it seems like things are looking good, so we hope to have a fixed date very soon.
Stephanie is also working on some other exciting opportunities which we'll update as soon as we have concrete details.
General Meeting:Tuesday, April 5, 2011 during U-hour (noon) in the Fluids Lab (17-1628)
Monday, April 4, 2011 at 7:00pm in the Fluids Lab (17-1628)
Cal Poly Pomona Alumni - Aerospace Engineering - 2008 Valedictorian
Topic: “Adaptive Control & State and Parameter Estimation from Sensor Data”
Date: April 12, 2011
Location: Library 15-1808
Date and Location: March 10, 2011 in Bldg 3-2870 during U-hour
The Armyâ€™s LEMV project fits in between RAID and HAA/ISIS, in order to give that service mobile, affordable, very long term surveillance in uncontested airspace. Its technologies may also wind up playing a role in other projectsâ€¦
US Senators Charles Schumer of New York and Ron Wyden of Oregon are looking to tack on an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization bill that would significantly increase the number of test sites in the National Airspace System for unmanned aerial vehicles.
For its part the FAA has a number of ongoing projects that are exploring the impact of drones on national airspace.
The hand-made final concept demonstrator Nano Hummingbird has a wingspan of 16 cm (6.5 in) and weighs just 19 g (2/3 oz), which is less than the weight of a AA battery. Into this tiny and lightweight package the AeroVironment UAS team has managed to cram all the systems required for flight, including batteries, motors, communications systems and even a video camera.
The achievement was part of the Phase II contract awarded by DARPA to AeroVironment to design and build a flying prototype â€œhummingbird-likeâ€ aircraft for the Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) program.
On Feb 4, 2011, Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy helped launch the next century of naval aviation with the successful first flight of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Aircraft. Conducted at Edwards AFB, Calif., the 29-min flight is a critical first step toward demonstrating that a tailless, fighter-sized unmanned aircraft can safely operate from the deck of a U.S. aircraft carrier.
"Designing a tailless, fighter-sized unmanned aircraft from a clean sheet is no small feat. Commitment, collaboration and uncompromising technical excellence among the Navy, Northrop Grumman and the UCAS-D team industry partners made today's flight a reality." â€“ Janis Pamiljans, vice president and UCAS-D program manager, Northrop Grumman.
"For the Department of the Air Force, this efficiencies process made it possible to: Buy more of the most advanced Reaper UAVs and move essential ISR programs from the temporary war budget to the permanent base budget. Going forward, advanced unmanned strike and reconnaissance capabilities must become an integrated part of the serviceâ€™s regular institutional force structure"
"...to provide logistical support for its Warrior A/Warrior Block 0 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which is being developed for the Army."