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SRP Week 10

Blog 10: Week of 8/10/18   Andrew Brown again. This is actually the last time I will be reporting. It is currently 6:09 on Wednesday morning. I have been up since 2:15 because the bus to Omaha left at 3:00 a.m. I am sitting on my flight back to Sacramento! There will be about a […]


REU Sixth Week

This was a busy week. Ashraful was out in Colorado presenting on his invention of the the housing that is going to be attached to the M600 Pro DJI drone that we are going to use to profile the atmosphere. This housing is used to prevent mixed air from running over the sensor to get […]


Week 7

Sadly, this week was a short one for me. I was only able to get into lab Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Thursday morning, I took off for Florida to celebrate my Grandmother’s 80th birthday. Although I am sad to not be in lab, it has been nice to see my family again, as I haven’t […]


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 […]


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 […]


We are looking for a Lab Manager!

We are looking for a part-time lab manager. The primary duties for the lab manager include preparing and maintaining equipment, refining scripts and models, giving tours, building and running demos, enforcing certain processes, etc.  The person we are looking for needs to have technical experience relevant to the lab including basic programming skills and exposure […]


Prescribed Fire Ignitions at Homestead National Monument

We had an extremely successful test of our Unmanned Aerial System for Firefighting (UAS-FF) at Homestead National Monument last week. We worked with a group of over 15 firefighters from around the region to test the UAS we have developed in the Nimbus Lab. The firefighters used drip torches to create a “black” perimeter around the […]


FAA COA for prescribed burns by UAVs

Recently there have been a number of stories on our UAV that can ignite prescribed burns, including stories on slate, popular science, fire engineering, discovery, Washington Times, inverse, and others. The video that shows our system is all based on indoor flights, but we are excited to announce that we just got final approval from the FAA […]