MakerSAT Launched 11/2017

RFTSAT  Launch summer 2019


Robotics Vision (Drones)

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.


RockSat - X 2019-2020

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. 


Senior Projects:


  • Autonomous Lawn Care Robot - Walker Mower
  • RFTSat - NASA
  • Solar Powered Cooking - eSwatini, Africa
  • Flex Biometrics for Athletes - ASI
  • LEED New NNU Engineering Bldg addition design


  • Autonomous Lawn Care Robot - Micron
  • Rocket Launch Competition - NNU & BSU
  • Nazarene District Center Power & Water System - Myanmar


  • Search and Rescue Drone - Micron
  • Plastic Waste Gasifier Power Generator - Liberia
  • Nazarene District Center Power & Water System - Myanmar


  • Sole Sense Biometric System - Micron
  • Power Generation for Laptops - Liberia


  • Infant Biometric SIDS Alert System - Micron
  • Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) - Africa
  • Smart Greenhouse & Community Garden - Argentina


  • Kudjip Hospital Water System - Papua New Guinea
  • Richelle's Rehab Machine - Washington


  • Kudjip Hospital Master Plan - Papua New Guinea


  • Portable Foam Block Factory - Peru