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The AIAA through the Applied Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Design Engineering and Flight Test Technical Committees and the AIAA Foundation invites all university students to participate in the Cessna/Raytheon Missile Systems Student Design/Build/Fly competition. The contest will provide a real-world aircraft design experience for engineering students by giving them the opportunity to validate their analytic studies.
Student teams will design, fabricate, and demonstrate the flight capabilities of an unmanned, electric powered, radio controlled aircraft which can best meet the specified mission profile. The goal is a balanced design possessing good demonstrated flight handling qualities and practical and affordable manufacturing requirements while providing a high vehicle performance.
To encourage innovation and maintain a fresh design challenge for each new years participants, the design requirements and performance objective will be updated for each new contest year. The changes will provide new design requirements and opportunities, while allowing for application of technology developed by the teams from prior years.
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the Rules: An inside Look at the AIAA Student Design/Build/Fly
Competition, C. Bovais, Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC; D. Levy,
Cessna Aircraft Company, Wichita, KS; G. Page, ITT Advanced Engineering
Sciences, Alexandria, VA; S. Powell, , Manchester, TN; M. Selig,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; and T. Zickuhr,
Cessna Aircraft Company, Wichita, KS. Presented at then 6th AIAA Aviation
Technology, Integration and Operations Conference (ATIO),
AIAA-2006-7832, Sept 2006.|
This paper distributed with permission of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. (9/28/07)
|Check your e-mail! If you did not receive the Team Welcome and Q&A #1 e-mails then your team supplied e-mail address is not working! Check your e-amil addresses you supplied on your entry form and if needed send a correction ASAP. It is the team's responsibility to make sure they receive all DBF e-mail. Failure to receive updates/changes due to your e-mail system will not be accepted as a reason for failure to comply with contest rules/revisions. Check to make sure that all of the e-mail accounts you provided are set to allow e-mail from the contest officials. (11/14/07)|
|MachUp is airframe design, analysis, and optimization software just released this year. It offers a user-friendly web-based GUI for initial design, and a downloadable "Pro" version that links to Matlab and/or Python for detailed design, optimization, or parameter sweeps. Blucraft offers full MachUp licensing to DBF teams for free. Go to www.blucraft.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. (08/17/15)|
|CD-adapco will sponsor your team by offering access to STAR-CCM+, including free training. For more information, email email@example.com. (10/14/12)|
|SolidWorks will sponsor your team by offering SolidWorks for use with the AIAA DBF contest. Type in "AIAA DBF" when filling out the online form. (11/10/06)|
|MSC software is providing a special offer to AIAA DBF teams for their engineering simulation software. Visit their Academic website to obtain additional information. (12/19/08)|
The members of the AIAA Applied Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Design Engineering and Flight Test Technical Committees and the AIAA Foundation look forward to your participation. Please direct questions by e-mail to the DBF Contest Director at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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