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2014 American Control Conference Submission Decisions Announced

The American Controls Conference notified authors of submitted papers of their decision.  Three papers submitted by MAGICC lab members were accepted: "Multiple Target Tracking with Recursive RANSAC"      (Peter Niedfeldt, Randy Beard) "Tailsitter Attitude Control During Hover Flight" (Read Full Article)

IEEE Radar Conference 2014 Invited Paper

Peter Niedfeldt, Eric Quist, and Randy Beard will be participating in an invited session at RadarCon2014 on "Radar Aided Navigation Positioning and Mapping".   Their submission is entitled "Characterizing Range Progression of SAR Reflectors with Recursive RANSAC". (Read Full Article)

Robert Klaus selected as finalist in 2013 AIAA GNC Conference Graduate Student Paper Competition

MAGICC lab student Robert Klaus was selected as a finalist in the 2013 AIAA GNC Conference Graduate Student Paper Competition.  The conference submission, “A Radar-Based, Tree-Branching Sense and Avoid System for Small Unmanned Aircraft” co-authored with Robert’s advisor, Dr. Timothy McLain, was presented at a special competition session with the other finalists in front of a panel of judges. (Read Full Article)

Sahawneh wins the Student Demos and Posters on Unmanned Aerial Systems competition held during GNC 2013 conference

In conjunction with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Infotech@Aerospace Conference that was held in Boston during 19-22 August 2013. AIAA organized a workshop on “Airborne Networks and Communications”. The workshop includes several invited presentations from representatives of industry, national labs, government, and universities and regular paper presentations. (Read Full Article)

Image from the onboard camera during the test flight

Successful test flights of relative GPS-denied navigation!

Check out the video of our latest test flight for the relative GPS-denied navigation system.  This flight is part of the indoor navigation research effort.   (Read Full Article)

July 2014

Backstage BYU and the MAGICC Lab

MAGICC Lab featured on BYU-TV show Backstage BYU

 The Magicc Lab was featured on a recent episode of Backstage BYU.  The show can be seen here.  Our segment appears about eighteen minutes into the show.  Enjoy!!!   More.

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