Cameron Lewis working on a plane in a snowy area
A wing's eye view of a plane surveying Alaska
Successful flight testing of the Meridian UAS in Antarctica. Photo credit: Emily Arnold

CReSIS in Aerospace

CReSIS researchers and scientists develop new sensors and aircraft. Through these platforms, we develop unique data sets for the broader scientific community. CReSIS engineers have created two unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) for ambitious research in remote areas, creating immersive research experiences for undergraduate students in aerospace engineering and unique opportunities for scientists and researchers across the globe.

Aerospace Engineering

NASA Aircraft, Jayhawk Technology

NASA's the P-3B aircraft housed in Wallops, VA is equipped with CReSIS's own Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder (MCoRDS) instrument, which measures and maps the ice sheets.
Engineers at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops, Va., work on the P-3B aircraft to install antennas for the Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder (MCoRDS) instrument - a University of Kansas radar that measures ice sheet thickness and maps the varied terrain below the ice. Credit: NASA/Patrick Black