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ASME/IEEE Call for Papers

Paparazzi Developers,
This is to announce a Call for Papers for the 2009 ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA09), part of ASME IDETC09. The conference is to be held August 30 – September 2, 2009 at the San Diego Convention Center. This Call for Papers is specific to the Session chaired by myself, Antoine Drouin, and Anton Kochevar. This topic of this session is ” Open Source UAV Autopilots: Status and Progression”, part of a symposium of MESA09 called “Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technologies and Applications (SUAVTA)”. This Technical Session is meant to be a session that will focus on Paparazzi, the topics can include specific features developed for Paparazzi or applications using Paparazzi along with other innovative aspects or uses of Paparazzi. We hope to make this one of the largest and best conferences dealing with Paparazzi. Please help us to promote Paparazzi and bring this amazing project to even more people. Full paper deadline is Feb. 27, 2009 using the online submission system.

Conference Website: https://www.asmeconferences.org/IDETC09/ (click MESA09, then, UAV Symposium, then this dedicated session) or http://iel.ucdavis.edu/mesa/MESA09/

If you have any further questions please email me at:

daniel.morgan@aggiemail.usu.edu

Research Associate, Center for Self-Organizing and Intelligent Systems at Utah State University

http://www.engr.usu.edu/wiki/index.php/User:CSOIS

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Paparazzi as Meteorological Tool

Heli_deckScientists from the Geophysical Institute of the University of Bergen/Norway flew Paparazzi controlled Funjet aircrafts equipped with meteorological sensors in the Arctic sea around Spitsbergen with only the help of an RC safety pilot and no Paparazzi team member nearby. They took off and landed on the helicopter deck of the Norwegian icebreaking coast guard vessel KV Svalbard for one week and set a new Paparazzi low temperature record by flying at around -20°C and 15m/s wind in altitudes up to 1500m. For another two weeks they also collected data on Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen. See pictures in the gallery and a video.

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Flohof measurement campaign

KerlingafjollThree Paparazzi equipped Funjets were part of the Flohof measurement campaign around the Hofsjökull glacier in Iceland. We were able to measure temperature, humidity, pressure and estimate the wind. The authorities issued a NOTAM, clearing the airspace up to 12.000 feet which allowed us to set a new Paparazzi altitude record.

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