Yearly Archives: 2017


Catching A Ball

The Nimbus lab spent some time this fall getting a drone to catch a ball. The three main components we focused on to solve this problem were as follows: Tracking and predicting where the ball will go. This was done by calculating the velocity of the ball in the x,y and z-direction. These velocities and […]


2018 REU Summer Site

The NIMBUS Lab is proud to announce that beginning in Summer 2018, we will be hosting a 10 week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Site in coordination with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Summer Research Programs. Interested Undergraduate U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident students should visit the Summer Research Program Website for more information and […]


Eclipse Flying

The Nimbus Lab spent from early morning until sunset last Monday, Aug 21st doing atmospheric profiling flights to determine the impact of the Eclipse on weather patterns. These were collaborative experiments with Dr. Adam Houston from UNL Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Sean from NOAA, and Dr. Jamey Jacob from Oklahoma State University as part of […]


New Equipment: EyasSat Nanosatellite CubeSat Hardware Emulator

The NIMBUS lab has acquired a new tool to for our research, a CubeSat hardware emulator manufactured by EyasSat. This emulator will enable the NIMBUS lab to design and perform experiments in a new environment: Space! Initial planned experiments include: design and testing of new attitude control laws, efficient allocation of computational resources through advanced […]