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Since the start of the Engineering program at NNU, students have worked on a variety of projects. Below is a sampling of recent projects.
The Robotics Vision research group at the Department of Physics and Engineering of Northwest Nazarene University, conducts research on machine vision technologies applicable to automation, robotics, and other areas like agriculture. At present, the team is working on developing a remote sensing system that monitors agricultural field. The system is composed of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mounted with a multispectral camera that acquires an image of the field from a bird’s eye view.
NNU engineering students have launched science experiments of their own design and construction into space for the past nine consecutive years. The next sub-orbital launch will be in August 2020 from NASA Wallops in Virginia. NNU is collaborating with Univ. of Hawaii - KCC to design a Virtual Reality 3D imaging "SelfieSat" which will deploy a one meter boom away from the spacecraft and measure RF Tag system as well. The teams will launch their experimental payload on a NASA Terrier Improved Malemute two-stage sub-orbital sounding rocket.