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Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering (UAS)

Courses

UAS 501  Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Design  3 Credits

Broad overview of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) design. Survey major UAS sub-systems including airframe, propulsion, power, communication, embedded computer hardware/software, detect-and-avoid , automation, and ground control station. Literature and case studies exploring current engineering practices, technologies used, and past lessons learned. Culminates with development of design specification for a UAS given requirements specification and knowledge acquired in the course.

UAS 691  Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Capstone Design Project I  3 Credits

The Capstone Design Project courses provide a coherent and significant design experience resulting in fabrication of a prototype, and/or publication of refereed article. The emphasis will be on projects which require the synthesis of most of the topics emphasized by this degree including design of airframe, innovative propulsion systems, autonomy, guidance and navigation and control systems, payloads, networking, electronics, advanced manufacturing, as well as systems engineering and end-to-end integration of components and systems in meeting requirements and specifications.

UAS 692  Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Capstone Design Project II  3 Credits

The Capstone Design Project courses provide a coherent and significant design experience resulting in fabrication of a prototype, and/or publication of refereed article. The emphasis will be on projects which require the synthesis of most of the topics emphasized by this degree including design of airframe, innovative propulsion systems, autonomy, guidance and navigation and control systems, payloads, networking, electronics, advanced manufacturing, as well as systems engineering and end-to-end integration of components and systems in meeting requirements and specifications.

UAS 700  Thesis  1-9 Credit

A master-level research project in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems conducted under the supervision of the students advisor and thesis committee. Submission of a final report, approved by the thesis committee, and an oral defense of the research work are required for thesis credits to be earned.