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Over the course of two decades, the Flight Control Systems Laboratory (FCSL) has evolved into a dynamic and multi-disciplinary research group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at West Virginia University (WVU). The mission of FCSL is to design intelligent and reliable aviation systems, to develop technology focusing on increasing flight safety, and to provide better monitoring of our environment through fundamental and applied research in manned and unmanned aircraft systems. Our research effort spans several areas including but not limited to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) design, avionics and payload systems design, flight testing, aircraft modeling and parameter identification, multiple sensor fusion, vision-based navigation, constrained motion planning, fault tolerant flight control, formation flight control, human-machine interface, and remote sensing.