Palo Alto Colloquia
October 2, 2014
NEXT-GENERATION AIRCRAFT COLLISION AVOIDANCE
Dr. Mykel Kochenderfer, Stanford University
The Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) provides maneuver instructions to pilots during the last minute prior to collision. The current TCAS logic uses deterministic models and heuristic rules that limit the robustness of the system. This talk presents a new approach for designing collision avoidance logic that significantly enhances robustness and supports next generation airspace. The approach involves computer-based optimization based on a set of performance metrics and probabilistic models. The resulting collision avoidance system is poised to become the next international standard for collision avoidance for both manned and unmanned aircraft.
Mykel Kochenderfer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a member of the technical staff at Lincoln Laboratory for seven years. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh and B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford. He has worked for Microsoft Research, the Honda Research Institute, and Rockwell Scientific. He is a third generation pilot. Click here for more information.
The following schedule is tentative:
Dr. Mike Irwin, Director of the Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit
Near-Field Cosmology, Data Processing and the Cambridge Astronomical Suvey Unit
Dr. Katharine Mach, co-director of science for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II (WGII)
CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS, ADAPTATION, AND VULNERABILITY: THE NEW INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT
Dr. Fu-Kuo Chang, Stanford University
Structural Health Monitoring
Mr. Greg Edwards. Internet Design Decisions and Later Regrets
Mr. Ken Lum: The Evolution of the Reflector Telescope
Ms. Jennifer Gerlach, Valley Christian Schools: Developing a scientific mindset through research in the high school
Mr. Greg Edwards. Privacy and big data
NO COLLOQUIUM, Thanksgiving
Dr. Gary Bush, LM/STAR Labs: The Latest on High Speed Rail (Again!!)
NO COLLOQUIUM, Christmas
NO COLLOQUIUM, New Year's
Dr. Marco Pavone, Stanford University, Director of the Autonomous Systems Laboratory: Unconventional Robotics
If you have any comments or suggestions for speakers, please call Dr. Gary Bush at (650) 424-2267 or Dr. Stuart McHugh at (650) 424-2561.
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