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UAV Forge 2022

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Project ended on April 25, at 11:55 PM PDT
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UAV Forge

UAV Forge is a multidisciplinary engineering senior design project with a focus on designing, building, and programming unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in order to complete the flight missions under a time limit. Through research and hands-on experience, students are able to work towards creating an autonomous aircraft. This project, UAV Forge, aims to allow students to gain technical skills and learn more about the engineering process. Through inspiring innovation and teamwork between different students from all the different areas of engineering disciplines, students are able to come out of the project with a broader knowledge of the different engineering fields. UAV Forge is looking for donations to help build our UAV as well fund our competition travel costs. We hope you can help us reach our goal! We would all appreciate any contributions you can make to our campaign! Please share with your friends, family, or any other contacts to help support our project. Your support will go a long way to helping us be able to reach our goals and become better engineers! 

Subteams working together to prepare for the trust test

Our Mission:

Starting with a kit aircraft, UAV Forge must assemble and modify said kit in order to manufacture our own UAV and develop a competitive design that could both win competitions and be applicable to challenges in the industry, such as companies' research like Amazon's package-delivering. Our project goal is to assemble and efficiently modify an airplane model kit to house all the electronic hardware necessary. This involves being able to have a fully automated takeoff and landing program, demonstrate flight autonomy, an ability to transit UAV telemetry, hold an image capturing system, and finally being able to perform an airdrop of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle(UGV), carrying a standard water bottle. Our airplane will be used to test all radio communications, autonomous flight functions, and image capturing systems before everything can be mounted on the airplane.

Current design of our UAV  
Our History:

The project had historically been a research project at UCI and has grown more popular over the years. Only recently has the project grown to encompass the competition aspect and grown our team to 60 members. UAV Forge aims to participate in a competition known as SUAS by the Association for Unmanned VehicleSystems International (AUVSI). Our primary objective is to determine the most optimal UAV design in order to fulfill the competition requirements and aim to win.


The Team
The students, professors, and members of UAV Forge have been collaborating, working hard for months, and dedicating themselves to exploring the unmanned aerial vehicle and its components and love the progress we have been able to make! We hope UAV Forge has caught your attention, and we appreciate all the help and support that you have given! 



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Bronze Supporter

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Silver Supporter

We greatly appreciate every donation - we could not do this without your support!


Gold Supporter

Your gift makes a huge difference in helping us to reach our goal! Thank you for your support!


Platinum Supporter

Thank you for helping us reach our goal!!!! The money you donated will help us get to the competition!


Diamond Supporter

You stand out as one of our most passionate supporters! We cannot thank you enough! We will give you a shout-out on our social media platforms.


UAV Forge Partner

Thank you for being our partner and helping us reach our goal! As a show of gratitude, we will give you a shout-out on our social media platforms, and if you are an organization with a logo, it will be featured on our merch!

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