The Aerial Team specializes in autonomous multi-rotor and fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems. We build and design aircraft, develop control software, and test our aircraft on regular flight days throughout each term.

The Aerial Team is currently working towards the 2020 CPS Challenge, in which our aircraft will autonomously deploy and recover a soil probe. Between building an airframe and ground station and developing the software to control it, contributions from electrical, mechanical, and computer engineers will be essential to the success of this project.

If you would like to work on something more focused, we have many smaller projects available to work on. We also would be happy to help you implement your own projects that relate to UAV systems; contact Reed Reese-Steiner, the Aerial Team Lead, at for more information.

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Winter 2020 Meeting Times

General Team Meetings

Time:       Mondays ( 3 PM – 4 PM )
Location: Graf 206

Computer Science Meetings

Time:       Fridays ( 5 PM – 6 PM )
Location: Graf 3rd Floor Conference Room

Lab Work Sessions

Time:       Sundays ( 12 PM – TBD )
Location: Graf 206