UAV Forge

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Per the competition website, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Seafarer Chapter's annual Student Unmanned Aerial Systems Competition (SUAS) is an annual flight competition and design review where groups of engineering students "integrate, report on, and demonstrate an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) capable of autonomous flight and navigation, remote sensing via onboard payload sensors, and execution of a specific set of tasks." UAV Forge is UC Irvine's student-led engineering project that designs, builds, and programs a UAS consisting of an autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) and autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to complete the flight missions and meet the design standard specified by AUVSI SUAS. The 2020-2021 iteration of UAV Forge will travel to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station (NAS) Webster Field in St. Mary's County, Maryland for the 2021 competition, pending COVID related regulations.









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UAV Forge members will design, manufacture, simulate, and conduct all live testing and handling by ourselves, after which we will engage in the SUAS competition and later present our flight performance assessments as part of our technical presentation at the UROP end of year panel. Because of the depth of responsibilities, team members will serve in cross-functional capacities, having dedicated primary roles but regularly engaging in the work of team members in charge of other subsystems and modifying their own specific parameters based on adjustments that these other subsystems undergo. Two significant weekly meetings will be held: one with all team members, and one between the chief engineers, the project manager, and the faculty advisor. All team members will contribute to the final SUAS technical document, end of year UAV Forge review, and rigidly document progress for post-competition reflection and planning before the 2021-2022 iteration of the team is formed.

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UAV Forge

University of California, Irvine
Irvine CA 92697
United States