This course aims at preparing the students to work in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as drones and/or UAVs). As part of this preparation, lectures will be given covering the legislative/economic/business framework, as well as lectures focused on the technical knowledge necessary to understand, design, and operate this type of vehicles. The technical topics include advanced concepts in dynamics, estimation, control, guidance, and navigation.
The course also has an important practical component, both in computer simulation as well as flight tests, with drones (quadcopters).
This combination of theory and practice allows the student to gain a complete understanding of UAV systems.