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The UAV in the illustration below-left was designed, built, and flown by the participants in an extended version of this class which was taught in-house at Boeing by Dr. Raymer. To the right is the USAF Kratos/CEi BQM-167, for which Dr. Raymer was Aircraft Conceptual Design consultant.
This class can be augmented with an additional day of up-to-the-minute presentations from other lecturers who are involved in current UAV design and operation such as the Global Hawk and the BQM-167.
IN-HOUSE OFFERINGS: Contact Conceptual Research Corporation for a price quote and schedule availability.
Lecture One: Introduction, historical overview, current UAVís. Case Study: UAV Design-Build-Fly
Lecture Two: UAV roles and missions, requirements definition, command and control, avionics overview.
Lecture Three: Aircraft conceptual design methods, preliminary sizing, takeoff/landing options. Case Study: Design of Global Hawk
Lecture Four: UAV structure and manufacturing concepts. UAV subsystems and operations. Case Study: BQM-167 Skeeter.
Lecture Five: UAV design analysis including aerodynamics, weights, propulsion, range, and performance analysis.
Lecture Six: Cost analysis & optimization methods. Case Study: RAND Tactical UAV notional design