Advanced Drone Research

ADR is an initiative to expand our previous autonomous platform with a scratch built API for GPIO/Cloud integration.

AeroMIT at SAE Aero Design West 2017

AeroMIT recently participated in the Micro Class of the SAE Aero Design West 2017 competition hosted by SAE International and Lockheed Martin at Fort Worth, Texas from March 10-12th, 2017.
The team obtained World Rank 4 Overall, making this the highest overall rank obtained in the team’s history.
The team obtained an outstanding World Rank 1 in the Highest Payload Lifted category at 3.95 lbs (approx. 1800 grams), World Rank 2 in the Highest Payload Fraction and was awarded trophies for these accomplishments.

About AeroMIT

AeroMIT was founded by 4 Mechanical Engineering students from MIT, Manipal in 2009.
Today, it is Manipal University’s official team for the SAE Aero Design competition.
It is the most experienced team in Manipal with respect to aeromodelling, and one of the most experienced in India.
The team also engages in weekly fun-flying sessions and researches innovative ideas to improve the growing field of Micro Air Vehicle design.

SAE Aero Design

The SAE Aero Design competition is intended to provide undergraduate and graduate engineering students with the engineering challenge of designing and building an aircraft under given constraints. 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.