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Repurposing Ardupilot Board

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Kimberlin Jul 17, 2013. 1 Reply

It seems as though there have been a few people asking about how they can access the raw sensor information being generated by the IMU's on the Ardupilot boards. Is there a good reason as to why that…Continue

GPS Multipath Error

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Bond Mar 16, 2013. 2 Replies

We have been running into an issue quite often when flying at certain altitudes and 'near' structures. We are doing autonomous waypoint navigation and all of a sudden the GPS position jumps anywhere…Continue

Tags: gps, interference, multipath

Magnetometer Shielding

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Wickler Jan 28, 2015. 20 Replies

I am sure that some of you have experienced the same issue that we have. We are flying a rather heavy hexacopter configuration which pulls a substantial amount of current just to hover. Due to the…Continue

Tags: sensor, autopilot, magnetometer

Flight Time Optimization

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Kimberlin Mar 11, 2013. 4 Replies

We attempted a little parametric study to optimize our UAV's flight time using the motors, propellers, and # of batteries as our controllable variables. First we optimized the rotor/motor…Continue

Tags: performance, batteries, optimization

 

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About Me:
I am a propulsion research and development engineer for NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center. I work on a wide range of propulsion systems from large solid and liquid rocket motors to in space plasma thrusters.

My primary strengths are software development, simulation, and test. I am also involved with design and analysis of various systems.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am interested in all things UAV related. I have a pretty standard educational background that leans towards software development, turbomachinery, control theory, and supersonic flow.
Hometown:
Etowah, TN

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