Helicopter / UAS Workshop
The 2017 Helicopter/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Systems/Aircraft Readiness Engineering Workshop, a yearly collaboration between the Connecticut and North Carolina Space Grant Consortia, kicked off on June 18th and concluded June 23rd (as noted in the flyer to the left for this past summer’s event). This year It was held at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut with students from North Carolina, Massachusetts, West Virginia, California, and Connecticut who participated. Along with classroom instruction on aerodynamics and helicopter and UAV flight behavior and operation, the students visited Sikorsky and Pratt and Whitney for a tour of their facilities. Workshop participants designed and constructed radio controlled coaxial helicopters, then on the last day, tested their flight capabilities through a series of in-flight maneuvers. The ability to perform a vertical take off and landing was also a part of the design, build and flight evaluation.
The July 6th post includes the students who attended with their institutional affiliation, area of study and home state.
For information on Helicopter/UAS/AREW workshops held in previous years check out the workshops page and keep on the lookout for the next Connecticut Space Grant helicopter workshop that will be held the summer of 2019 here in CT. Graduate and undergraduate students from all over the United States whose institution is affiliated with the NASA Space Grant are welcome to attend the workshop.