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AFIT focusing research on small Unmanned Aerial Systems, Specialization gives students real-world, relevant skills.
Posted: 09/12/2013 by AFIT Public Affairs
The first group of students going through the Air Force Institute of Technology's (AFIT) Unmanned Aerial Systems specialization recently completed their flight-test demonstration at Camp Atterbury, Ind., Aug. 12 to 14.
Plan B for Navigation
Posted: 09/09/2013 by AFIT Public Affairs
Anyone who has used a Global Positioning System (GPS) navigator has seen the system's ability to tell you precisely where you are-and, most likely, has faced frustration when the device just doesn't work. Yet for the military-which uses GPS data for such mission-critical applications as target tracking, missile guidance, and simply getting around in foreign areas-GPS failure can be a matter of life or death.
ANT Center Director Elected an ION Fellow.
Posted: 02/09/2012 by AFIT Public Affairs
The Institute of Navigation (ION) announced that Dr. John Raquet is a recipient of the 2012 Fellow Membership in Newport Beach, California.
ANT Center Student’s Internship Plays Role in Upcoming NASA Launch
Posted: 11/23/2011 by AFIT Public Affairs
NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory is expected to launch!
Hail and Farewell
Posted: 12/20/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
The Advanced Navigation Technology (ANT) Center is proud to celebrate the outstanding service of two AFIT alumni turned faculty members – one coming and one going.
AFIT Graduate Develops New Integrity Framework for Image-Based Navigation Systems
Posted: 08/09/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
The navigation community has spent nearly two decades in development of GPS integrity algorithms and continues to refine methodologies and investigate new approaches.
Image-Aided Satellite Navigation and Targeting Problem Earns ION Research Excellence Award
Posted: 08/09/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
ION Research Excellence Award presented to 1Lt Keith LeBlanc for his research into the image-aided satellite navigation problem.
ANT Director becomes first ever Fulbright Scholar from AFIT
Posted: 08/06/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs
Dr. John Raquet, director of the Advanced Navigation Technology Center at the Air Force Institute of Technology, was selected to become AFIT’s first ever Fulbright Scholar...
Cooperative Robotics and Precision Navigation for Urban and Indoor Missions
Posted: 05/06/2009 by AFIT Public Affairs
The joint AFIT/ENG and AFRL/RYRN Intelligent Navigation, Sensing and Cooperative Tasking (INSeCT) project seeks to provide autonomous control for multiple vehicles to complete search and rescue, surveillance, or combat operations in dynamic conditions with near-GPS precision in urban and indoor environments.
Magnetic Field Navigation Project Wins Navigation Research Excellence Award
Posted: 05/06/2009 by AFIT Public Affairs
The ANT Center at AFIT has been focusing significant effort on solving the problem of how to navigate when GPS is not available. Recently, Capt. Will Storms completed a project involving the use of magnetic field variations within a building for the purpose of navigation.
LQG Control Design for a Hovering Micro Air Vehicle using an Optical Tracking System
Posted: 05/06/2009 by AFIT Public Affairs
The Advanced Navigation Technology (ANT) Center Indoor Micro Aerial Vehicle project seeks to build a small UAV with the capability to operate autonomously in constrained environments.
AFIT/TPS RASCAL Pod Achieves Milestone First Flight
Posted: 10/02/2008 by AFIT Public Affairs
Developed as an innovative research vehicle to allow joint AFIT/TPS students to transition exciting new technology to the rigors of a dynamic flight environment, the Reconfigurable Airborne Sensor, Communication and Laser pod prototype is the first of a fleet of four such pods currently under construction at the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards.
AFIT professor receives Captain P.V.H. Weems Award
Posted: 06/12/2008 by AFIT Public Affairs
AFIT's Advanced Navigation Technology Center professor Dr. Peter Maybeck was honored at the IEEE/ION Position Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS) in Monterey, CA, with the “Captain P.V.H. Weems Award” for his lifelong accomplishments in navigation education and research.
Autonomous Indoor Micro Air Vehicles
Posted: 06/12/2008 by AFIT Public Affairs
The motivation of current work being done at AFIT is to address the limitations of the current precision navigation methods by fusing non-GPS sensors. AFIT’s Advanced Navigation Technology Center, in an effort to take on the challenges involved with these kinds of problems, is developing a micro air vehicle capable of fully autonomous indoor flight using low-cost rotary wing aircraft.
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