Simon D. Levy
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Simon D. Levy
Computer Science Department
407 Parmly Hall
Washington & Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
My students and I write programs in Python, Java, and C++ for controlling and simulating UAVs and other robots:
Lexington, Virginia

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Hackhawk II: An Arduino-compatible brushless flight controller

Posted on January 6, 2019 at 3:06pm 7 Comments

What could be more fun than hacking an RTF quadcopter to fly with your own custom firmware? How about hacking with your own DIY Arduino-compatible 32-bit flight controller?  This…


Hackhawk: Hacking the Altair Aerial Blackhawk with your own flight controller

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 7:54pm 2 Comments

Looking around for an inexpensive, almost-ready-to-fly brushless-motor quadcopter to use a basis for indoor flight-control research, I was delighted to come across the  Altair Aerial Blackhawk.  With its extra-long extension legs and GoPro mount (which I…


AirSim + TensorFlow = Deep Learning Fun!

Posted on December 18, 2017 at 9:00pm 2 Comments

Originally developed as an MAV flight simulator, Microsoft's AirSim program recently added the ability to drive a simulated  car.  Although my own interests lie on the MAV side,  students in my recent AI / Deep Learning…


HackflightSim Rebooted

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 4:31pm 2 Comments

In earlier posts I described HackflightSim, an open-source quadcopter flight simulator built on the V-REP robotics simulation platform, using actual C++ flight-control firmware. After seeing the kinds of beautiful,…


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At 3:33am on May 16, 2017, Saksham Dutta said…


I need to implement the Extended kalmann filter for state of charge estimation in battery monitoring system.What can be the code for this?.I will be coding it into a texas instrument IC for monitoring the battery pack.Any insight you can provide would be extremely helpful.

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