John McGrath — The Hale Center for Journalism
KU graduate student Robert Knight has received a grant to design unmanned aerial vehicle hardware for NASA with a group of undergraduate students at the University of Kansas.
Knight is part of a team working on collision avoidance radar for these UAVs. This team is funded by NASA as the “Multichannel Sense-and-Avoid Radar for Small UAVs” project and is overseen by Dr. Christopher Allen, professor of electrical engineering and computer science. Allen teaches the Senior Design Lab, and Knight serves as his graduate teaching assistant.
“This is a concerted effort to bring research into the classroom,” Michelle Ward, public relations coordinator for the department of electrical engineering and computer science, said. “This is a great opportunity for the younger students to get hands on training on such a big project.”
For more on this initiative at KU, visit this link: http://news.ku.edu/2014/01/27/initiative-opportunity-students-develop-technology-nasa