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At the University of Southampton we design, build, and fly high end unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for civilian usage. For this we are developing DECODE (Decision Environment for COmplex Design Evaluation), a toolset that integrates the different codes needed to successfully design and build an efficient UAV: costing code, fluid simulation codes, operational simulation model, geometry engine, etc. The goal is to have a fully automated end-2-end UAV design system that can be used to rapidly design custom built UAVs that can be quickly and cheaply manufactured using techniques like 3D printing. Our main case study is the use of UAVs for search and rescue (to replace/augment expensive helicopters) and for this we are working together with the Solent coast guard. We are also exploring other case studies with the Met Office, BBC, and others.