With NASA Aeronautics Design challenge, NASA’s nationwide team of aeronautical innovators are committed to giving university students opportunities to solve some of the biggest technical challenges facing the aviation community today. Through NASA-sponsored challenges and competitions, students representing multiple disciplines will put their skills to work by designing and building solutions to real-world problems.
Industry is currently building UAM vehicles for benign and clear weather operations. To open service to broader market conditions is more difficult. Weather is location and market dependent. This challenge focuses on developing UAM vehicle hardware concepts that could operate in the “most prevalent” weather for a specific urban market. The industry needs to make advancements in hardware, flight operations, and traveler safety during broad weather conditions in order to grow and unlock new transportation markets. Safety, passenger comfort, and effective operations need to be addressed to enable more UAM missions.
Notice of intent to participate requested by February 15, 2021, but may still be submitted through May 1st to Liz Ward.
The design concept and accompanying technical paper for NASA Aeronautics Design is due June 15, 2021.
Here’s How to Participate
The first step is to send a notice of intent to participate via email before February 15, 2021 to NASA’s Elizabeth Ward. (You may still send a notice of intent after Feb 15th.) The notice can come from a student or faculty advisor. There are no formatting requirements; however, please clearly spell out all the following information:
- Name of the college or university.
- Name of the participating department(s).
- Location of the school.
- Name, phone number and email address of the faculty advisor who will oversee the design project.
- Name, phone number and email address of the student group leader. If there is more than one student leader, provide their contact information as well.
- List the names of all students participating in the project and their current level of study (e.g. graduate, senior, junior, etc.).
Note that graduate students may enter as individuals, but teaming is strongly suggested. Undergraduate students may not enter as individuals. A minimum of two undergraduate students may form a team. Foreign students may participate with their team from a US institution.
The faculty advisor and student leader(s) will be contacted by NASA to confirm participation. Students are encouraged to begin working on their projects at their discretion.
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