RECENT NEWS

What has been happening lately.

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 Graduate...

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

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...

Expand Your Horizons

Sixty girls age 11-14 were introduced to the wonderful world of air mobility and drones. The day was orgaized by fiteen student volunteers, with the support of our laboratory and WindShape. The goal was to generate awareness among to technical and scientific...

NVIDIA Machine Learning Director Promotes WindShape Technology

Animashree (Anima) Anandkumar,  director for NVIDIA Machine Learning Research and professor at Caltech, promotes WindShape technology for enabling innovative machine learning in real environments. Her speech was given at the Royal Society of London showcasing World's...

Helvets in Tokyo

WindShape was invited by the Swiss Confederation to showcase their technology at Japan's No 1 Technology event, CEATECH 2019. They had to brave mother Nature elements (Hagibis Typhoon) in order to be ready for the event on October 15. On stage, Nicolas Bosson flies a...

WindShape CEO is Switzerland Digital Shaper

Guillaume Catry was named among the 100 most influential people in Digitial Switzerland. https://labs.letemps.ch/interactive/2019/digital-shapers/portrait-guillaume-catry.html Guillaume was also featured on the front page of the HES-SO University of Applied Sciences...

Bullet Woman – 126.5 km/h World Record

Fastest woman-powered vehicle on the planet - 78.6 mph / 126.5 km/h ! Bravo to Ms. Ilona Peltier and her team from IUT-Annecy. Congratulations to the scientists from NeuralConcept for the shape, as well as the students in our lab and at WindShape for the aerodynamics....

WindShape on Swiss Television

WindShape, HEPIA, and HES-SO are featured in this documentary on Swiss Televison about Switzerland as Home of Drones....

Flyability Elios 2 is here

  Elios 2 from Flyability was launched this week. It was tested for aerodynamics performance in our laboratory using a WindShape facility.Antonino Sidoti, R&D leader at Flyability, was at AUVSI - Xponential showing proudly the new product, while he was in our lab a...

Invited to Chicago AUVSI – Xponential to Talk about the Weather

Our lab and WindShape have been invited to share their thoughts about assessing drone (UAS/UAM) performance in adverse weather conditions at AUVSI/Xponential, the annual international conference on Unmanned Vehicle Systems (Chicago, April 29 - May 4 2019). The...

WindShape Instrument among World’s Top Research Facilities

Caltech features its major research facilities worldwide - including WindShape drone aerodynamics facility, the Higgs Boson detector (CMS) at LHC (Geneva), the Hawaï Keck telescopes, the space telescope NuSTAR (aimed at black holes), and many others....