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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    UAV Conceptual Design & Testing Using Computer Simulations

    22 February, 2018. 1300-1430 Eastern Standard Time
    Member Price: $99 USD
    Non-Member Price: $149 USD
    Student Member Price: $9.99 USD

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    You join a 90 minute Webinar surveying preliminary design and testing of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Airframe, propulsion, guidance and control are synthesized in a computer simulation to conduct design iterations and performance evaluations. Your laptop becomes design studio, workshop, and test range. For follow-up, you receive free access to the computer simulation used in this Webinar, and references of additional study material that will help you to become an authority in preliminary design of UAVs.


    Learning Objectives

    • Understanding preliminary design of UAVs
    • How aerodynamics, propulsion, autopilot, and guidance are integrated
    • How sensitivity studies are used to optimize navigation, guidance and control
    • How flight performance is evaluated


    Who Should Attend

    • Computer simulation specialists
    • UAV design team leaders
    • Aerospace engineers and students
    • Anyone interested in learning more about modeling and simulation techniques



    Dr. Peter H. Zipfel, Modeling and Simulation Technologies

    Peter ZipfelDr. Peter H. Zipfel is a graduate of the University Stuttgart, Germany, and the Catholic University of America with a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering. Eighteen years ago, he founded Modeling and Simulation Technologies, which is devoted to consult and instruct in the functional integration of aerospace system using computer simulations. Over 35 years he taught courses in modeling and simulation, guidance and control, and flight dynamics at the University of Florida; and over the span of fifty years he created aerospace simulations of helicopters, missiles, aircraft, and hypersonic vehicles for the German Helicopter Institute, the U.S. Army, and U.S. Air Force. He is an AIAA Associate Fellow and an internationally recognized short course instructor.


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