Drone Pole

Drone Pole

In collaboration with WindShape Ltd, we are in the process of setting up a drone research, test, and certification center (Drone Pole) within the Swiss Aeropole in Payerne, Switzerland. Located at the heart of Switzerland’s rich drone ecosystem, it will host a...
It is in many ways the Wind Tunnel of the 2020s.

It is in many ways the Wind Tunnel of the 2020s.

To: The Caltech Community From: Thomas F. Rosenbaum Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair and Professor of Physics Date: December 7, 2017 Re: 2017 Year-End Message What we call the beginning is often the end / And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end...
Feathered drone in the wind tunnel

Feathered drone in the wind tunnel

Prof Dario Floreano’s feathered drone came back into the wind tunnel after several aerodynamic sessions last year with Stefano Mintchev (his postdoc) and Matteo Di Luca (one of his apprentices). This year, the focus was on controls. The drone was made free to...
Inside the McLaren Racing Wind Tunnel

Inside the McLaren Racing Wind Tunnel

Cédric Michel-Grosjean, EPFL student, has been working at McLaren Racing Technology for his Master’s thesis. While the work conducted during this activity is highly confidential, it allowed Cédric to live a lifelong dream. Because of his passion for the sport,...