Unmanned Aerial Systems at UCLA serves as an opportunity for UCLA undergraduate students to work with unmanned aerial systems without diving too deep into the raw theory behind these platforms. Our team is focused on offering a hands-on experience for undergraduates seeking to apply their skills acquired in class and explore the broader field of robotics.
Our team is divided into four major technical divisions:
In addition, our Business subteam is responsible for leadership, sponsorship, branding, and recruitment operations throughout the year. This team specifically is purely nontechnical and designed to be open to all students at UCLA inside or outside the engineering school.
All subsequent general meetings throughout the quarter will also be at the same time each Thursday in the same Kinsey lecture hall. Please check out the team calendar here to stay updated about any changes in meeting times or locations.
It's okay, the slides and information are also available here. Signing up for Slack is critical for receiving any information about the team, so make sure to do that step.
This is the same signup that we had out at the Enourmous Activities Fair and Engineering Welcome Day -- If you signed up at either of those events, you're all set! If you are not sure whether or not you filled out the form, or otherwise came across our website in another way, just sign up above and we'll get you on the email list.
Our main recruitment cycle occurs in Fall quarter each calendar school year. New members will have the opportunity to take part in one of three projects hosted by each subteam to familiarize themselves with the components and platforms used by our team. This training program lasts all of Fall quarter, and concludes with a miniature competition between the different project teams during week 9. Here's a link to each UASPIRE project:
New members who join later in the quarter may be able to join in with another active team, although priority will be given to those who have stuck around the longest in the program.
Using the contact form at the bottom of our homepage to get in contact with our leadership team.
An Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) is any aircraft without a human pilot on board, which typically operate under various degrees of robotic autonomy. These types of systems originated mostly in military applications, but have since expanded into commercial, scientific, recreational, and agricultural sectors of the economy.
Here is a picture of Spinny, the 32lb unmanned aerial system ("quadcopter") our team designed for the 2018 and 2019 AUVSI SUAS competitions.