From state-of-the-art facilities to a legacy of leadership in analysis and design of complex systems and decision making, the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL) has the resources and experience to tackle real world problems for the benefit of its sponsors and its students. Our mission is to formulate, develop, and implement comprehensive approaches to the design of affordable and high-quality complex systems.

The basic aim of current and future research at ASDL is to be educational leader in advanced systems architecting, engineering, design, integration and operations, decision making, digital engineering, data and visual analytics.

ASDL aims to accomplish this by:

  • Training the next generation of highly qualified engineers for academia, industry, and government
  • Developing leading design methods suitable for the design of all types of complex systems
  • Providing a point of global dissemination for cutting-edge research to academia, industry, and government
  • Advocating for research fields critical to the continued maturation of industry

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ASDL Comes 1st and 2nd at the SAE East DBF Competition

(03/12/2019)

A group of ASDL students were at the SAE Aero Design East competition in Fort Worth, TX, over March 8-10 participating in the Micro class and Advanced class. The Micro class challenges students to build a hand-launch UAV that can be quickly assembled from a small box along with a bulky PVC pipe payload. The ASDL team won 1st place in the design report and 2nd overall at the competition. The Advanced class is highly complex, requiring students to build an airplane that can drop water bottles and Nerf vortex footballs at a 50 foot radius target from an altitude above 100 feet, while also dropping autonomous gliders carrying ping pong balls that must navigate to the same 50 foot target zone. The ASDL team had the most successful drops at the competition and placed 2nd in design report, 2nd in presentation, and 1st place overall. Congratulations to the students that participated!

Click here to watch ASDL's SAE Aero Design East Micro Class flight!
Click here to watch ASDL's SAE Aero Design East Advanced Class flight!

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ASDL Visits Gulfstream Aerospace

(03/11/2019)

A small group of ASDL students recently had the opportunity to visit the Gulfstream Aerospace campus in Savannah, GA. The students are participating in a Grand Challenge project sponsored by Gulfstream Aerospace and traveled to the campus report on the team’s recent progress. While there the students had the opportunity to visit several in-house research and testing facilities, giving them a first-hand look at the various testing and support activities Gulfstream Aerospace regularly performs.

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Congratulations to the ASDL Students that Passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Examinations for Spring 2019!

(02/04/2019)

ASDL is proud to announce that the following students in our lab have passed the Ph.D. qualifying exams this spring:

Akshay Prasad
Alexander Markov
Efe Yamac Yarbasi
Hee Yong Jeon
Joseph Robinson
Konstantinos Milios
Lea Harris
Luis Eduardo Salas Nunez
Syed Rameez
Zhenyu Gao


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