Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS), particularly multi-rotor drones, are revolutionising our world. At a fundamental level, UAS design consist of a system of systems approach, which work together to produce the operational effect. Apart from the existing military roles, there are now many commercial (civilian) applications; from autonomous package delivery and eVTOL taxi, through to inspection and object tracking for security and animal preservation.
The design and construction of uncrewed (multi-rotor) aircraft covers a broad area of aeronautical engineering, requiring a basic understanding of many areas of science, from mathematical and aerodynamic concepts to computational modelling techniques. This module focusses on the system of systems design approach for students studying aeronautical engineering disciplines. The module will cover a range of fundamental principles, introduce state of the art techniques and will allow you to develop the practical skills to implement these techniques in order to solve realistic engineering challenges.