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Department of Aerospace Engineering

UAV Systems P C
Subject Code (Aerospace Engineering) L T
Total Contact Hours : 45 Hours
3 0 0 3
Prerequisite: None
Duration of External Exam : 3 Hours
Internal-40 External-60
Course Objective
 To learn classification of turbo machines and calculate energy transfer through a turbo
 To understand energy transfer and losses in centrifugal compressors, axial fans and steam
 To understand the steam and gas turbine.

Unit Course Outcome

I Unit-1: The student should learn about the origin of UAVs, its role in modern world
II Unit-2: The student should learn the fundamentals of UAV System Design.
III Unit-3: The student should be able to identify various UAV Sub-systems.

1. To learn classification of UAVs, its operation and requirement.
2. To make student understand the basic concept of UAV system design
3. To understand UAV sub-systems, communication systems and mission planning.

Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
History Of UAV, Classification, Introduction To Unmanned Aircraft Systems, System Composition-
Applications of UAVs- military and civilian use

Overview of UAV Systems- Air vehicle, Mission Planning and Control Station, Launch and
Recovery Equipment, Payloads, Data Links, Ground Support Equipments, Introduction to Multi-
Rotor UAVs.

The Design of UAV Systems
Introduction to design and system selection- Basic UAV Aerodynamics, Performance- Range,
Endurance, Gliding Flight, Climbing Flight; Stability.

Initial Unmanned Aircraft sizing and geometry- initial weight estimation, wing planform
geometry, tail sizing.
Department of Aerospace Engineering

UAS Sub-Systems and Mission Planning
UAV Propulsion- Classification of various propulsion systems: Two cycle engine, The Rotary
Engine, Gas Turbine and Electric Motors. Sources of electric power. Payloads -
Reconnaissance/Surveillance payload, Lethal/Weapon payload. Other payloads.

Launch and Recovery, Communication systems- Data link functions and Attributes. Mission
Planning- Command, Control, Tasking, Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination. MPCS
Architecture, Navigation and Target Location.

Text Books
1. Jay Gundlach, Designing Unmanned Aircraft Systems: A Comprehensive Approach,
AIAA Education Series, 2012.

Reference books:

1.Paul Gerin Fahlstrom, Thomas Gleason; Introduction to UAV Systems, 4th Edition, Wiley,
2. Reg Austin, Unmanned Aircraft Systems: UAVS Design, Development and Deployment, 4th
Edition, Wiley, 2012.