Aerospace Systems

​At CSU, we perform research on the design and engineering of a variety of aerospace systems.  Relevant projects include:

Fuel Cell Powerplants for UAVs (Sponsored by NASA, UTC, AFRL)
The long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has significant value as a low-cost, autonomous reconnaissance and remote sensing platform for research, commercial and military missions.  Fuel cell powerplants are of interest in this application because of the potential to construct powerplants of high specific energy, low noise, low thermal signature, and improved environmental compatibility.  Because of these performance advantages, fuel cells have recently found their first aviation applications as powerplants for small-scale long-endurance and long-range UAVs. See here for more information

Electric Aviation Environmental Assessments (Sponsored by EPRI)