About

Location

Mountain View, CA


About Me:

I do software and systems work on a variety of flight-related technologies, and have a continuing interest in humanitarian applications of both aircraft and robotics.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I'm interested in the use of commercial off-the-shelf and open source platforms and components to lower the barrier to entry for robotics.


Hometown:

Seattle, WA


Activity Feed

Mike Clement commented on Mike Clement's blog post From Zero to Fifty Planes in Twenty-Seven Minutes
"Thanks Pat! That adapter looks similar to what we used. I can't speak to the current state of HIL in ArduPilot, but I'm a proponent of SITL and HIL testing in general and I'm sure there are some folks on this site that have more recent experience us…"
Sep 15, 2016
Mike Clement commented on Mike Clement's blog post From Zero to Fifty Planes in Twenty-Seven Minutes
"Hi Patrick,
We used an ALFA USB 802.11n device with an RP-SMA connector for an external antenna. The aircraft used 3 dBi omni antennas, and on the ground we used these: http://www.l-com.com/wireless-antenna-24-ghz-5-dbi-patch-wide-angle... No amplif…"
Sep 14, 2016
Mike Clement commented on Mike Clement's blog post From Zero to Fifty Planes in Twenty-Seven Minutes
"@Sergii - The PCB is a custom design that we developed; I think there is a plan to post a description with the CAD files online at some point. Great question about the USB-UART; we decided on that because there wasn't an easy-to-use 1.8v reference v…"
Dec 21, 2015
Mike Clement commented on Mike Clement's blog post From Zero to Fifty Planes in Twenty-Seven Minutes
"@Michael - Thanks for catching that; fixed now.
@Tridge - Indeed it would! Perhaps Michael Day would like to take a crack at it... hint hint... :)"
Sep 4, 2015
Mike Clement commented on Mike Clement's blog post From Zero to Fifty Planes in Twenty-Seven Minutes
"@Martin - Thanks! We're working on a couple conference papers that will explain the hardware and our payload software in great detail. Probably also worth a follow-up blog post here :)
@Toby - Thanks for the feedback. We've considered adding power h…"
Sep 4, 2015
Mike Clement posted a blog post
 Last week, the Advanced Robotic Systems Engineering Laboratory (ARSENL) team at the Naval Postgraduate School, based in Monterey, California, successfully launched and flew 50 aircraft simultaneously. It was nearing 110 degrees Fahrenheit on the ru…
Sep 2, 2015