Our mission is to create unmanned aerial vehicles in the pursuit of knowledge, experience and friendly competition with other amateur and student builders. We study all aspects of autonomous flight, from building the frame and studying motor proformance, to writing code for communication and navigation. Our team is made up of a wide variety of undergraduate majors - mechanical engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, physics, and math.

We are currently developing multiple vehicles so we can experiment with various hardware and software configurations. These include quad and hexrotor vehicles and a fixed wing plane.

We will be competing at AVC, the Sparkfun UAV challenge, which is being held at the Boulder Reservoir in Colorado.

The site for the 2014 AVC Competition can be found at: https://avc.sparkfun.com/2014

The UAV team is one of many teams under the CAMP organization. CAMP stands for the Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Production. It is an organization devoted to giving students the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team on real applications with real world applications

 

One of the team's old competition vehicles:
Helicopter #1 Releasing SERV

  

Jan 2014

The new aluminum frame has been manufactured and assembled!

We have rediscovered our twitter site:
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