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June 15, 2016
MESA Lab was fortunate to have participated in Drone Information Day at the California state capitol building this past Tuesday. We were able to share our expertise in Unmanned Aerial Systems(UAS) with many industry leaders and legiaslatures as well as reaching out to the general public. We relayed...
June 13, 2016
Congratulations to Brandon Stark for Establishing and Directing UC COE UAS Safety Center! New release: UC Merced Becomes Drone Use Policy Hub Official Web Site and Contact:  Stark, Brandon, Director UC Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft System Safety http://tinyurl.com/UC...
June 13, 2016
At ICUAS 2016, Washington DC, Brandon Stark won the Best Paper Award for the following paper:  Short wave infrared (SWIR) imaging systems using small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Brandon Stark; Matthew McGee; YangQuan Chen Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), 2015 International...
June 13, 2016
Welcome! We have three new Ph.D. students to mature as the NexGen Drone Scientists: Derek Hollenbeck, ME (Since summer 2016) Outstanding Senior Award Telecheck, Long Distance Drone.  UTM etc. Garrett John, ME (Since summer 2016) Part of this ...
March 7, 2016
From: Jeff Hall [mailto:Jeff.Hall@ucop.edu] Sent: Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:26 PM To: snip  Subject: UC receives Sec 333 approval for UAS (drone) uses. Systemwide Advice and Support Available   All, The FAA has (finally) issued its authorization of UC...
February 5, 2016
Congratulations to ARUAV TC on the IEEE RAS Most Active TC Award! RAS Most Active Technical Committee Award About the Award Description: To encourage efforts among IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Technical Committees and to annually recognize outstanding performance by a...
January 10, 2016
Dr. Chen was nominated to serve the IEEE-USA's Committee on Transportation and Aerospace Policy (CTAP)  as the representive for IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS). IEEE-USA's Committee on Transportation and Aerospace Policy (CTAP) contributes to the formulation of sound...
January 5, 2016
Dr. Chen was selected to attend SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Weekend Jan. 29 to 30, 2016 at Texas A&M University, Memorial Student Center, Hall of Champions at Kyle Field,Texas A&M Campus. UC Merced team is one of the selected 100+ teams from over 1000 competition entries to win the...
January 4, 2016
Dr. Chen was invited to speak at Western Watermelon Association Convention in Las Vegas, 1/16/16 Saturday. Western Watermelon Association Convention is Saturday January 16, 2016 New York New York Hotel – Las Vegas Nevada On January 16, 2016 the Western Watermelon Association will hold...
December 19, 2015
MESA Lab new textbook (CRC Press) to appear on market 2/19/2016. Congratulations! Official web site for the new book: Scientific Computing with MATLAB, Second Edition Book service web site (solution manual, 1600 ppts slides for MOOC, sample chapters, all Matlab/Simulink codes for reproducing the...

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