This course provides an in-depth understanding of the state-of-the-art propulsion issues specific to UAVs and general aviation aircraft, including propulsion options, cycle analysis, principles of operation, systems, components, performance and efficiencies.
- Fundamentals of aircraft propulsion systems, engine types and aircraft engine selection
- Aircraft spark-ignition, diesel and Wankel engines
- Two-stroke and four-stroke cycle engines
- Aircraft engine classification by cylinder arrangement, cooling, cycle, etc.
- Carburetion, ignition and lubrication systems
- Aviation fuels
- Engine testing and simulations
- Electric propulsion
- Overview of turbo-propeller and turboshaft engines
- Engines for special applications, UAVs, RPVs, blimps, etc.
This course is designed for propulsion engineers, aircraft designers, aerospace industry managers, educators, research and development engineers from NASA, FAA, and other government agencies.
Early registration course fee: $2,495 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).
Regular registration course fee: $2,695 if you register and pay after the early registration deadline.
Aircraft Design, Unmanned Aircraft
Classroom hours / CEUs
35 classroom hours
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Ray Taghavi discusses Propulsion Systems for UAVs and General Aviation Aircraft (video)
AERO0440 Course Information and Outline : Propulsion Systems for UAVs and General Aviation Aircraft