Engineering Capstone Senior Design - UAV Control Workshop
California State University-Los Angeles
This is a workshop for a Senior Design program, servicing some needs across multiple projects.
There are 200+ students in class. Perhaps 20-30 working on UAV or related technologies.
greater than 150
Public four-year institution, primarily undergraduate
Senior Design is a year-long required class for all Engineering majors. Students work in teams of ~5 on projects, often sponsored by industrial clients. Each project has a faculty advisor or an volunteer advisor from industry.
All aspects of design are covered in Senior Design. In most cases a physical prototype of the design is the deliverable at the end of the project. For the UAV projects, the most common deliverable is the controller - whether the UAV is piloted or flies autonomously.
The students will be able to develop a control algorithm that can be successfully ported onto a UAV and demonstrated to smoothly and safely perform flight objectives.
This course is a learn-by-doing class. Students are giving objectives and performance requirements and then, with the help of an advisor, determine the design and carry out the implementation.
The course is intended to help students transition from university to an industrial engineering design environment.
We have a large EXPO at the end of the year, inviting faculty and students from across the college, as well as alumni, project clients and industrial partners.
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