Unmanned and Autonomous Systems (UASE)

Courses

UASE 501  Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design  3 Credits (3,0)

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.

UASE 691  Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Capstone Design Project I  3 Credits (3,0)

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, 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. Prerequisite: All preceding coursework in the MSUASE must be completed, prior to enrollment in UASE 691. An interruption in enrollment is permissible between 691 and 692; i.e. student is not required to enroll in term immediately following UASE 691. If such an occurrence is anticipated, it is recommended that an independent project, rather than team option, be pursued.

UASE 692  Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Capstone Design Project II  3 Credits (3,0)

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. Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of UASE 691. An interruption in enrollment is permissible between 691 and 692; i.e. student is not required to enroll in term immediately following UASE 691. If such an occurrence is anticipated, it is recommended that an independent project, rather than team option, be pursued.