Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan


[Music] KENNEDY>>”…now it is time to take longer
strides, time for this nation to take a clearly leading role in space achievement…” [Astronaut radio chatter] [SR-71 taking off] [Upbeat music] NARRATOR>>A hundred years ago, flight seemed like a
miracle. But a handful of entrepreneurs saw a future in which it was mundane.
Drawing lines between major cities, connecting the country, and the globe,
and as we move in the 21st century, we look beyond earth. WAAS>>Michigan I think has a
big role to play in autonomy, high-speed vehicles and commercial space,
which will shape the future of aerospace engineering. NARRATOR>>Michigan alumni have served
as test pilots and founded their own aircraft companies. They’ve led the
development of secret military aircraft and walked on the moon. And they’ve
inspired a new generation of aerospace engineers. SPEAKER>>I realized in about middle school that I wanted to be an astronaut. It doesn’t matter if I’m female, I’m
gonna try and make that happen to the best of my ability. I came to the
University of Michigan knowing that it’s one of the best schools for aerospace
engineering in the world. Having worked on projects at PEPL, MXL, and then even
in the courses that I’m in has really helped me to understand how we can apply
this knowledge. I think I’m more prepared than I ever could have imagined. NARRATOR>>Michigan
is the place for students who want to help shape the future of aerospace. And
as the skies are changing drones are becoming capable of piloting themselves. PANAGOU>>Our research in the distributed
aerospace systems and control lab is related to cooperation with multiple
aerial vehicles and we are interested to see how we can design algorithms such
that many UAVs or many space robots can effectively coordinate, execute tasks in
a collaborative manner, decide on their goal locations and go towards those
locations without colliding with each other or with a physical obstacle. NARRATOR>>Drones will soon be
indispensable for search and rescue missions, fighting wildfires and making many
industries safer and more efficient, and we look ahead to plans that may not
need humans at the controls. ATKINS>>Once we get to
single pilot operations, we will have a situation where the human can still provide a backup, but we also have
software that can handle a safe response, a safe landing in that rare case where
the human pilot is not able to. Once that happens, we will have certified
and deployed a lot of the capability that ultimately will be needed when no human
pilot is required onboard. Then that last person can come out and the
software which has already been flying for some time with a single pilot will be ready
to safely handle the airplane. NARRATOR>>We are looking
for the next generation of aerospace leaders and the people
who will support them. Michigan Aero is looking for you. you

One Comment

  1. Sub Main said:

    My academic specialization is Mechanical Engineering .I want study master in michigan university but my score GAP is 2.5 of 5 .or 2 of 4

    February 14, 2020
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