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Welcome to Cooperative Unmanned Systems Laboratory (CUSL)

About CUSL

The Cooperative Unmanned Systems Laboratory (CUSL) is a multi-disciplinary research group at the University of Kansas (KU) that focuses on the design, development, and testing of teams of unmanned systems for cooperative sensing and cooperative control missions. Here is a quick introduction: [https:// (LINK)].

The research objectives of CUSL include

  • Autonomous system development.
  • Gust/wake sensing and wind soaring using UAVs.
  • Design of cooperative sensing and estimation algorithms.
  • Design of cooperative controllers.
  • Networked cyber-physical systems.


  • We had our first UAS fire integration workshop held online on Nov. 17, 2021. This workshop is sponsored by USDA-NIFA and NSF. Detailed presentation slides can be found at [ (LINK)].

  • Congratulations to Dr. Harold Flanagan for successfully defending his Ph.D. Dissertation, Sep. 2021.

  • Congratulations to Saket Gowravaram for his first journal paper on Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (PE&RS), "Spectral Reflectance Estimation of UAS Multispectral Imagery Using Satellite Cross-Calibration Method", Oct. 2021.

  • Justin Matt will present our latest work on flying-wing UAS system identification in the 2022 AIAA SCITech conference, "Frequency Domain System Identification of a Small Flying-Wing UAS".

  • Saket Gowravaram will present our latest UAS fire sensing work at the 2022 AMS Annual Meeting, “Fire monitoring and metric measurements using low-cost UAS and Satellite Multispectral Data”.