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Work in Progress: Development of UAS Module in Laboratory Class for a Senior Engineering Core Course

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2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Minneapolis, MN

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August 23, 2022

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June 26, 2022

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June 29, 2022

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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Zahed Siddique University of Oklahoma

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Zahed Siddique is a Professor in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma.

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Md Tanvir Ahad University of Oklahoma

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Md Tanvir Ahad received his Bachelor’s degree from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology on November 2013 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. From January 2015July 2015 he was at the Dana Engineering International Ltd (GEWaukesha) in Dhaka, Bangladesh as an Assistant Engineer
(GEWaukesha) gas engine. From 2015-2018 he was at the Applied DSP Laboratory of the Lamar University at Beaumont,TX, USA, and obtained a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering on 2018. Currently
he is perusing his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at The University of Oklahoma starting from 2018present. Md Tanvir Ahad currently holds a Graduate research assistant position
at Product and Process Design Lab under the advisement of Professor Dr. Zahed Siddique.

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Wei Sun

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Jiaze Gao University of Oklahoma

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Designing a senior-level course that involves problem-based learning, including project completion task, is laborious and challenging. A well-designed project motivates the students to be self-learners and prepares them for future industrial or academic endeavors. The COVID-19 pandemic brought many challenges when instructions were forced to move either online or to a remote teaching/learning environment. Due to this rapid transition, delivery modes in teaching and learning modalities faced disruption making course design more difficult. The senior level Flight Controls course AME - 4513 is designed with Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) related projects for the students to have a better understanding of UAS usage on various applications in support of Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. The purpose of this paper is to present the UAS lab modules in a junior level robotics lab, AME - 4802, which preceded the Flight Controls course in the school of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. Successfully completing the course project requires independent research and involves numerical simulations of UAS. The Robotics Lab course focuses on hands-on projects of robotic systems with an emphasis on semi-autonomous mobile robots, including an UAS introduction module. - The UAS module in the Robotics Lab class is introduced in Spring 2020. Therefore, most of the students enrolled in the Spring 2020 Robotics Lab course have introductory knowledge about the UAS system when taking the Fall 2020 Flight Control course. In addition, Spring 2020 Robotics Lab was affected due to COVID-19. - The UAS module was not introduced in 2019 Spring Robotics lab. Thus, the students enrolled in Fall 2019 Flight Controls course did not have prior knowledge on the UAS system. - We thus present the implementation of UAS module in a junior level robotics lab which preceded the senior level Flight Controls course in following Fall semester, when the same instructor taught the course.

Siddique, Z., & Ahad, M. T., & Sun, W., & Gao, J. (2022, August), Work in Progress: Development of UAS Module in Laboratory Class for a Senior Engineering Core Course Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN.

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