Unmanned Vehicle University Announces New UAV Propulsion Course

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PHOENIX - Dec. 27, 2013 - PRLog -- Dr Emaid Retha, a faculty member at Unmanned Vehicle University holds the BS, MS and PhD degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and has 34 years of experience including 20 years of experience with UAV engines. Dr Retha will teaching a 12 week online course called UAV Propulsion Systems. This   12-week  ‘instructor   led’   online course has lectures related to fundamental principles of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) propulsion system design. It requires a basic knowledge of mathematics, numerical modeling and the physics of thermodynamics, work and heat transfer and is intended as a first course that provides in-depth understanding of state-of-the-art propulsion issues for UAVs, including propulsion options, cycle analysis, and principles of operation, systems, components, and performance and efficiency calculations. The theory of aero-engines and their related background in aerodynamics, thermodynamics and stress analysis are presented. System as well as component engineering aspects of engine aero-thermo-mechanical design is examined. Unmanned Aircraft Systems alternative power will be discussed. The course targeted audience is UAV propulsion engineers, UAV aircraft designers, UAV industry managers, educators, and research and development engineers from the relevant agencies.


The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a foundation in UAV propulsion design. The student shall have a good appreciation of why UAV power plants evolved to their current form. Further they shall be more aware of the multitude of opportunities that are available in the revolutionary growing UAV industry, by which they can contribute to the further development of these systems. After completing the course the student will be able to:

Understand the choices and tradeoffs of different types of aero-engines, and the primary parameters on which their performance depends.

Understand the aerodynamic and thermodynamic characteristics of major engine components.

Gain the different possibilities of various propulsion types for UAV applications

Analysis of operational behavior of the major components in UAV engines.

Knowledge the factors that bound the performance of UAV engine components

Be familiar with the performance limitations of various types of UAV propulsion systems based on the engine cycle.

Know the factors that determine the transient response of   different kinds UAV engines.

Explain fundamentals of UAV propulsion theories

Understand how to match an engine to a UAV

Analyze the interference between the engine and UAV systems.

Understand UAV alternative propulsion systems

Learn management maintenance repairs and overall repairs (MRO)

Take advantage of computer programs to design and simulate UAV propulsion

This course is part of the Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Unmanned Systems Engineering. Unmanned Vehicle University is the only school in the world licensed to grant these degrees. Most of the faculty hold PhDs in engineering and have a cobined experience of over 500 years in unmanned systems. For more information visit www.uxvuniversity.com, call 602-759-7372 or send email to admissions@uxvuniversity.com

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