Arab Today, arab today ideas take wing as students compete to build drones
Last Updated : GMT 21:34:48
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Ideas take wing as students compete to build drones

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Ideas take wing as students compete to build drones

Abu Dhabi - Arabstoday

Emirati engineering students gained practical experience at a different level last week while testing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) they built on their own during a nationwide Higher Colleges of Technology competition. Male and female students divided into nine teams from across 17 campuses applied their mathematical and scientific knowledge to build and fly their creations. \"This is an engineering design project where students design, build, test and pilot remote-controlled UAVs,\" said Mike Jacobsen, chair of electrical engineering at Abu Dhabi Men\'s College. \"They do this by following specifications and guidelines and then fly the machines by satellite GPS systems.\" The teams were judged for speed, performance and endurance of their respective UAVs. \"Students were judged for design, weight, specifications and knowledge of their aircraft,\" he said. \"Through this competition they learn teamwork, presentation and leadership skills.\" Students also gain engineering research experience through the application of knowledge to solve practical problems, Jacobsen said. This competition, in its second year, is run in conjunction with Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) and the Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investment. \"NGC supplies the teams with identical kits for the planes\' engines but the teams have to do all the work in getting their planes to fly,\" Jacobsen said. NGC has also sent engineers to provide training and advice to Emirati students for the competition, which was targeted at second- and third-year engineering students. \"The designs this year are quite complex and probably more advanced than the inaugural event of last year where first-year students were involved,\" he said. Although the flying part of the competition may look like pure fun, pulling it off calls for significant research, analysis and planning on the students\' part. \"Through research we found that v-tails mostly used on gliders did not best fit our purpose because we wanted to make our UAV as light as possible, so we built a horizontal and vertical stabiliser,\" explained engineering student, Shereen Al Mazroui. \"For construction material, we used really light balsa wood and some fibreglass for the machine to be light yet strong enough not to break.\" \"Although the activity was not graded, it gave students the practical experience of putting engineering principles into effect,\" Jacobsen said. The Flying Atoms team from Dubai Men\'s College took top prize and won a trip to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Convention for North America to be held in Las Vegas in August.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today ideas take wing as students compete to build drones Arab Today, arab today ideas take wing as students compete to build drones

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Fadi Kataya explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook
Arab Today, arab today Messi visit will contribute in tourism

GMT 14:04 2017 Friday ,24 February

Messi visit will contribute in tourism
Arab Today, arab today Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures
Arab Today, arab today Mental conflict endures

GMT 07:36 2017 Friday ,24 February

Mental conflict endures
View News in Arabic - Education: كتب ومراجع وأبحاث
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Reading therapy relieves mental disorders

GMT 15:39 2017 Friday ,24 February

Reading therapy relieves mental disorders
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return
Arab Today, arab today Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 05:19 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 20:33 2017 Friday ,17 February

To release new antiques collection

GMT 07:51 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Mom's immune system accepts babies

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday