Email Invites - Coming Soon!
Soon all team members successfully added to their team rosters on www.sae.org will be receiving an email invite to the 2020 SAE AeroConnect Challenge Virtual Event. If you are not on your fast track roster at this point, stay tuned for updates to the news feed at www.saeaeroconnectchallenge.com/go/news when we are able to share further details.
Skillshop Session Details
We are still hard at work filling up the sponsor skillshop sessions and expert talks for the 12th! Until then, here's a sneak peak of some of what we'll be offering at the 2020 SAE AeroConnect Challenge Virtual Event.
Preparing for Technical Inspection
Get the ins and outs of SAE Aero Design Technical Inspection from the Lead Technical Inspector, Tom Blakeney. Learn some of the finer points to passing, hints, and strategies for rapid and successful Tech Inspection. A experienced tech inspector with 20 years experience will guide you through the process to ensure your 2021 Technical Inspection is a success.
Success in SAE Aero Design- How Modeling and Simulation can help!
Modeling and Simulation help you gain insights into your design while saving time and money! Learn how MathWorks tools can help you model systems, optimize and tune designs and win! This session will introduce you to MathWorks tools like MATLAB, Simulink, and Aerospace Blockset for applications like vehicle modeling, sensitivity analysis and mission simulations.
Presenter: Connell D'Souza - MathWorks
Mass Properties – Weight Management and Optimization, the Ultimate Balancing Act
Learn about and get comfortable with one of the most critical properties required for successful aircraft design. Understanding weight and mass in aircraft design will help you design efficient and effective vehicles. Mass properties influence all aspects of aircraft design, control, manufacture, and maintenance. Be prepared to tackle the sometimes confounding world of weight balance and the effects on stability. Be the weight czar on your next project!
Presenter: Rick Buickel - Lockheed Martin
Takeoff – Modeling the Physics that Separates Airplanes from Cars
Elevate your performance analysis with data! Learn to use MATLAB to incorporate your performance data into a physics-based simulation of acceleration, rollout, and takeoff. In a competition that encourages teams to maximize their payloads, higher fidelity tools and understanding will show you just how far you can push the envelope!
Presenter: David Moroniti - SAE Aero Design Rules Committee Member
2021 AeroConnect Challenge Mission Release
Last year, AeroConnect Challenge teams designed a rapidly deployable UAV to assist fighting California wildfires. This year, AeroTech Americas will be held in Florida and teams will be given a new mission. Join us as we release the 2021 SAE AeroConnect Challenge mission live.
Presenter: Allison Hostetler - SAE International