Apollo 11 Command Module pilot Michael Collins visits MIT/AeroAstro April 1, 2015. He's interviewed by Prof. David Mindell, and he takes questions from the audience.
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IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest 2015 First Place winner from MIT AeroAstro's Aerospace Controls Lab, this is an introduction to controlling self-driving cars, specifically using PID-control. Special emphasis is placed on how the proportional, integral, and derivative gains affect the performance of the vehicle.
During 2012 Independent Activities Period, AeroAstro undergrad students had seven days to redesign and fly radio controlled aircraft kits. The exercise developed initial competency in engineering design. Activities included hand sketching, CAD modeling, CAE analysis, CAM programming, operating CNC machines.
Jungle Hawk Owl first flight, May 5, 2017. The long-endurance communications relay platform aircraft is designed for five-days unrefuled flight. Designed and built by AeroAstro students, commissioned by Lincoln Lab and the US Air Force. David Sherwood video.
In MIT AeroAstro's Capstone Class, students take the skills and knowledge they've learned as undergraduates and integrate them.
Meet the MIT student engineers who are assisting NASA with asteroid exploration. These student engineers in our Space Systems Laboratory have built an instrument called REXIS, which will fly on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft that is scheduled to launch later in 2016.
Students design, build and fly electrically powered aircraft and compete for the highest score in three missions: (1) fastest round-trip-time, (2) delivering a "secret" message using an audio payload integrated with their aircraft and (3) a jamming mission where a target receiver has to be saturated with as much audio si
Trajectory generation and control for a variable pitch quadrotor helicopter developed at MIT AeroAstro's Aerospace Controls Lab. The variable-pitch propellers allow for more aggressive maneuvers and aerobatics than possible with typical fixed-pitch quadrotors.