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ECE Explorations - Horizon Hobby

Speaker Horizon Hobby
Title "Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles"
Date: 9/17/2014
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: 151 Everitt Lab
Event Contact: Nikki Slack, Office of Advancement, 53 Everitt Lab
217-265-4317
nslack@illinois.edu
Sponsor: ECE ILLINOIS
Event Type: Seminars
 

Abstract:
A team of four engineers from Horizon Hobby will compare commercial and hobby product engineering for small unmanned aerial vehicles. Demonstrations and discussion will focus on control systems, physics, governing rules, and pilot control interface.

Bios:
Andy Kunz holds a double BS in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is currently a senior engineer in the Radio Category at Horizon Hobby.

Jeff Walker holds a BS in Computer Engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology). He is currently a senior engineer in the Radio Category at Horizon Hobby.

Tucker Kern is an electrical engineer on the Spektrum Radio team at Horizon Hobby. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, he attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he earned his MS in Electrical Engineering and BS in Computer Engineering.
Greg Arends holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Illinois. He is currently technical manager at Horizon Hobby and is responsible for the development of new power cell technologies and charging systems.

Troy Borgens has a BS in Technical Management from DeVry University in Chicago, and holds an MBA from Keller Graduate School in Seattle. He is currently director of engineering operations at Horizon Hobby.

Open to all | Pizza will be provided after the talk!