Lecture Notes


L1: Introduction to Design (de Weck) (PDF)

Team Presentations



Form teams of 2-3, pick components to be designed, tour the facilities.
2 L2: Hand Sketching (Wallace) Sketch initial designs by hand, rough sizing and concept.

L3: CAD Mechanical Modeling (de Weck) (PDF)

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) (de Weck) (PDF)

Solidworks® Tutorial

Initial CAD Model of components. Start FEM modeling. Initial static loads analysis, performance analysis.
4 L4: Prototyping Avionics (Electronics) Design circuit boards, simple avionics layout, prototyping the avionics into PCB’s.
5 L5: Electric Motors and Hybrid Drives (Beat Arnet, Azure Dynamics) Learn about electric motors, hybrid drives, energy storage devices.
6 L6: Manufacturing and Testing (de Weck) (PDF 1) (PDF 2) Introduction to manufacturing, water jet cutting, manufacturing, testing.
7 L7: Microwave System Design (Frank Willwerth, Lincoln Lab) Prepare final presentation.
8 Critical Design Review (CDR) Give final presentations; display final products.

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

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group_work Projects with Examples
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assignment_turned_in Design Assignments with Examples
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