AMAT competes in the annual SAE Aero Design competition in the Advanced class. For more information on SAE, the competion, and rules please visit the links below.
For the 2013 competition, AMAT will be team number 215.
"The Aero Design competition is intended to provide undergraduate and graduate engineering students with a real-life engineering challenge. The competition has been designed to provide exposure to the kinds of situations that engineers face in their real-life work environment. First and foremost a design competition, students will find themselves performing trade studies and making compromises to arrive at a design solution that will optimally meet the mission requirements while still conforming to the configuration limitations."
Teams will be challenged to design and construct an RC aircraft capable of carrying a payload of a designated weight and than releasing that payload onto a target area, before safely returning to the runway. Other factors must be taken into consideration, such as weight and powerplant limitations.
April 12-14, 2014