Monday, September 21, 2015

Student Research Opportunities with the Autonomous Flight Systems Laboratory

The Autonomous Flight Systems Laboratory (AFSL) in the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics is holding an information meeting to inform students about upcoming research opportunities in the area of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for the 2015 – 2016 academic year.  For more information, please see that attached flyer.

What:                   UAS Student Research Opportunity Meeting
Who:                     Any UW student (both undergraduate and graduate)
When:                  October 1, 2015, 2:30 – 3:20pm
Where:                 Guggenheim 305
Why:                     Learn more about UAS activities/opportunities in the AA department

The three major programs that will be covered at this meeting are:

1.  Design/Build/Fly
-Students design, fabricate, and demonstrate flight capabilities of an unmanned, radio controlled aircraft.
-Students compete in an international fly-off in the spring.

2.  Control and Usability of UAS
-Students will investigate control systems for UAS
-Students will build autonomous fixed wing, multi-rotor, and ground vehicles.

3.  Wind Tunnel Testing of Complex Ice Shapes
-This project involves creating wind tunnel models of complex ice shapes.
-Students will use CAD and 3D printing to generate these models.