Through its work with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test sites and with the emergence of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-authorized research initiatives, Development Counsellors International has put together a list of the top 10 universities offering degrees in UAS. The list is not ranked in a specific order, but backed by the firm’s research and knowledge of universities that offer UAS degrees, it gives an idea of the range of programs available and highlights the significant research emerging from these universities.
OSU has partnered with the UAV Factory and acquired a Penguin-B UAV. The vehicle will be used as part of OSU’s UAS program for both research and coursework in their graduate UAS curriculum. The modular composite structure, quick assembly, large access hatches, and removable payload bay makes the vehicle ideal for testing payloads for the variety of missions that OSU students may run. The platform will also provide an excellent learning tool to teach students about aerodynamic design. The Penguin-B holds a 54 hour world endurance record.
Oklahoma State University Professor Jamey Jacob talked about the university’s unmanned aerial systems degree program, which has students designing drones in an effort to better understand weather systems.