Free Online Course on Designing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from IIT Kanpur


Duration : 8 Weeks

Start Date : 23rd Aug 2021

End Date : 15 Oct 2021

Exam Date : 24 Oct 2021 IST

Last Enrollment Date : 23 Aug 2021

Course layout

This course introduces the initial designing and sizing process for rapidly growing fixed – wing UAV technology, integrated with its performance and stability analysis and prototype testing.

The course will be conducted by Dr. Subrahmanyam Saderla who has a BTech in aeronautical engineering from JNTU, Hyderabad in 2008, MTech and PhD in aerospace engineering from IIT Kanpur during 2010 and 2015, respectively. He also joined as a postdoctoral fellow in the department of aerospace and software engineering at Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea. He is currently working as an assistant professor in the department of aerospace engineering at IIT Kanpur.

What you will Learn

Week 1 : Introduction to fixed-wing UAVs ,Introduction to Design, Basic Design Parameters
Week 2 : Basic Design Parameters contd…, Design Algorithm: Case Study, Design Algorithm: Mission Requirements
Week 3 :Design Algorithm: Feasible Design Parameters, Configuration Layout: Airfoil Selection,Configuration Layout: Planform Geometry selection
Week 4 : Weight and CG Estimation,Analytical Parameter Estimation, Analytical Parameter Estimation contd…
Week 5 : Performance and Stability Analysis,Performance and Stability Analysis contd… ,Performance and Stability Analysis contd….
Week 6 : Simulation, Simulation contd… , Detailed Sizing.
Week 7 : Estimation of inertial properties using 3D modelling, Prototype Fabrication.
Week 8 : Wind Tunnel Testing, Aerodynamic Characterization through Wind Tunnel Testing.


INTENDED AUDIENCE: Undergraduate and postgraduate students
PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Aerodynamics
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: DRDO, HAL, Boeing, Airbus, Bell, McDonnell Douglas, UAV Factory, Lockheed Martin


The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centers.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).

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