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Development of an ADCS Strategy for Fast and Accurate Pointing of a CubeSat for Hyperspectral Imaging.

Status: Ongoing


Design and Development of a Single-Axis Attitude Testbed for ADCS Strategies Validation.

Status: Ongoing


Control Strategy of a Light Manipulator for Multirotor Applications.

Status: Ongoing


Design, development, and assembly of a CubeSat as orbiting testbed for bio-experiments.

Status: Proposal under development

Team: Dr. Marco Ciarcià (SDSU, Co-PI), Dr. Anamika Prasad (SDSU, Co-PI), Dr. Gregory Michna (SDSU, Co-PI)


A direct method-based guidance strategy for multirotors.

Status: Ongoing

Team: Kidus Guye (Graduate Student), Dr. Marco Ciarcià


Multirotor Aerial Applicator. (Senior Design Project)

Status: Completed

Team: Derek Dilts (Undergraduate Student), Daniel Ostraat (Undergraduate Student), Brennen Walley (Undergraduate Student), Darin Zomer (Undergraduate Student), Dr. Marco Ciarcià (SDSU, Co-advisor), Dr. Jeffrey Doom (SDSU, Co-advisor)

Abstract: The goal of this project is the realization of a GPS guided multirotor for aerial precision spot crop spraying of agricultural liquid products. The multirotor has a 3.8 l tank, it can perform flights of about 15 min with full tank and the total cost is about $1100 (for parts only). The main advantages of such system, over the traditional airplane dusting, are: efficient and accurate product application, low costs for localized areas, risk-free operations for the operator.

Multirotor Aerial Applicator