Checking date: 13/05/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)/drones
Study: Master in Robotics and Automation (77)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Systems Engineering and Automation

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
The main objectives are: - Obtain a first knowledge on unmanned air systems (UAS) including platforms, data links, ground segment and payloads, - Design and size a UAS for a specific set of requirements - Implement a SWOT analysis
Description of contents: programme
1. Types & Missions 2. Main systems and future trends 3. Conceptual design / Architecture (air and ground segments) 4. Data Links (LOS & SATCOM) 5. Payloads (EO/IR, SAR, ELS,...) 6. SWOT Analysis
Learning activities and methodology
- Basic concepts based on instructor experience on real systems design. - Team Challenge: UAS design for specific set of requirements - Students Support: 1 hour per week.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • US - DOD. Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap 13-38. US DOD. 2013

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.