Thank you for flying with us, Ingenuity

Thank you for flying with us, Ingenuity

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory early adopter of digital wind technology for ensuring flight safety of Mars helicopter Ingenuity. Excerpt from NASA-JPL Ingenuity Preflight Press Conference April 9, 2021 Moral of the story: just relax on a beach in Sardinia, watch...
River Rover

River Rover

  In the context of a project on behalf of the Environmental Directorate of the Canton de Vaud (CH), an autonomous floating vehicle (River Rover) was developed by our laboratory in order to perform a 3D temperature mapping of rivers (for the sake of fish survival...
Making Aerodynamic History

Making Aerodynamic History

In 1928, Caltech inaugurated its 10-ft wind tunnel, the very first in Southern California. It was inspired by Prandtl’s wind tunnel in Göttingen, built in 1909. Theodore von Kàrmàn, who had been Prandtl’s doctoral student, was appointed director of the...
Helping NASA Enable Urban Air Mobility

Helping NASA Enable Urban Air Mobility

NASA CAS (Convergent Aeronautics Solutions) has setup a working group to delineate the agency roadmap in the field of Urban Air Mobility in adverse wind and weather conditions. Our laboratory joined the two-day brainstorming session in beautiful Columbus, Ohio on Feb...
1 MCHF for Smart Winds to Certify Drones

1 MCHF for Smart Winds to Certify Drones

HES-SO has been awarded her first BRIDGE Grant as project leader. The goal is to create real environments in which to test and certify drone safety. Our laboratory will be working with Prof Petros Koumoutsakos from ETHZ, who pioneered Machine Learning in fluid...