Doctorate/Masters in Unmanned Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering

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Driverless cars will be available soon. Prepare yourself for a career in the unmanned ground vehicle industry. With a degree in unmanned ground vehicle systems engineering from Unmanned Vehicle......

Driverless cars will be available soon. Prepare yourself for a career in the unmanned ground vehicle industry. With a degree in unmanned ground vehicle systems engineering from Unmanned Vehicle University, you will be prepared for a high paying job as a program manager, systems engineer or researcher.

Unmanned Vehicle University is the only school in the world licensed to grant degrees in unmanned air, ground, sea and space systems engineering. Faculty members are world experts with PhDs in engineering and more than 25 years of experience in unmanned systems. All courses are online and assignments are flexible so that even those with full time jobs can complete the courses.. Course management software is used to teach classes asynchronously and instructors also hold live web conferences to go over material and allow students to ask questions.

Doctorate and Masters Degrees in Unmanned Space Vehicle Systems Engineering and a Certificate in Unmanned Space Vehicle Project Management are available. Get started today by calling 602-759-7372. For more information visit the University website at uxvuniversity.com or admissions@uxvuniversity.com

Unmanned Vehicle University
1 E Washington St Suite 500
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Call: 602-759-7372
Fax: 602-532-7672
admissions@uxvuniversity.com
www.uxvuniversity.com

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  • 1. Doctorate/Masters UnmannedGround Vehicle Systems EngineeringNow Enrollinguxvuniversity.comCall 888-663-7887Prepare for a career in commecial space!
  • 2. Doctorate in UnmannedGround Vehicle Systems EngineeringUGV 602 Unmanned Ground System Fundamentals 6UGV 801 Autonomous Intelligent Control Systems 6UGV 806 Advanced Motion Planning 6UXV 701 Optical Infrared & Radar Sensors 6MAT 701 Numerical Analysis 6UXV 804 Introduction to Robotics 6SYS 601 Fundamentals of Modern Systems Engineering 6SYS 701 Project Management of Complex Systems 6MAT 702 Applied Differential Equations 6SYS 702 Systems Engineering, Architecture and Design 6Dissertation (3 Quarters) 36Total Credits 96
  • 3. Masters in UnmannedGround Vehicle Systems EngineeringUGV 602 Unmanned Ground System Fundamentals 6UGV 801 Autonomous Intelligent Control Systems 6UGV 806 Advanced Motion Planning 6UXV 701 Optical Infrared & Radar Sensors 6MAT 701 Numerical Analysis 6UXV 804 Introduction to Robotics 6SYS 601 Fundamentals of Modern Systems Engineering 6SYS 701 Project Management of Complex Systems 6Total Credits 48
  • 4. UGV 602 Fundamentals CourseObjectives• Describe the missions and applications of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV)• Understand the differences between off-road and on-road UGV (or self-driving cars)• Be able to develop requirements for UGV design• Understand the different sensors used in the three classes of UGV• Be able to understand different propulsion and traction methods, and list common UGV drivetrain components with their strengths and weaknesses. Understand the geometry ofAckerman steering and slip-skid steering.• Understand the strengths and weaknesses of UGV data links and com & latency• Basic understanding of mathematics describing robot arms & manipulators (Polar /Cartesian)• Be able to describe the basic operations of indoor navigation by various methods (SLAM,odometery, beacons, obstacle avoidance, right-hand-rule, etc)• Understand the techniques by which UGV’s can operate on roads and in traffic by usingvarious sensors and algorithms, and explain why GPS can’t keep a UGV on the road.• Be able to explain how UGV’s can be tested for safety in general terms• Be able to describe and list the basic parts of a UGV lifecycle (documents, design, designreviews, prototypes, testing, acceptance, production, sustainment, retirement)• Be able to discuss the future applications of Unmanned Ground Vehicles and Self-DrivingCars, including implications for current and future technology
  • 5. UGV 602 Fundamentals CourseSchedule• WEEK1: Introduction, Basics, Types and Roles• WEEK 2: Sensors and Characteristics• WEEK 3: Communications and Data Links• WEEK 4: Small UGV Conceptual Design• WEEK 5: UGV Power and Propulsion Design• WEEK 6: Designing Systems for Reliability and Safety: BasicsWEEK 7: UGV Outdoor Navigation and Autonomy• WEEK 8: Self-Driving Cars: On-Road Navigation• WEEK 9: Self-Driving Cars: Sensors and Systems• WEEK 10: UGV Lifecycle and Design Management• WEEK 11: Safety and Testing: AdvancedWEEK 12: “The Future So Bright I Got To Wear Shades”
  • 6. Instructor• Francis X. Govers III is the designer of over 20 unmanned vehicles – land, sea, and air, andhas customers from NASA to NASCAR. He grew up in a small town calledHouma, Louisiana, sixty miles south of New Orleans. Francis started his career as a SpaceCommunications Specialist in the US Air Force, and after getting out of the service andfinishing college at Texas State University, he worked at NASA as the lead engineer forcommand and control on the International Space Station. Other notable positions haveincluded Director of the TASC Advanced Simulation Laboratory, Head of Flight Simulationfor F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and inventor of the Decision Support Center for SGI. Francishas an extensive background in robotics and unmanned vehicles, as the Deputy ChiefEngineer for Unmanned Ground Vehicles for the US Army’s Future Combat Systems, aparticipant in the first DARPA Grand Challenge race, a part of the DARPA EATR team, and asChief Engineer for Elbit Systems of America. He is a commercial rated pilot, a member ofthe Commemorative Air Force and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), and served onthe Board of Directors of the National Space Society. He has received numerous awardsfor his work, including five outstanding achievement awards from NASA, a Boeing SpiritAward, the Explorer Award from the National Space Society, and part of the team named“10 World Changing Ideas” from Scientific American Magazine. Mr. Govers is a nationallypublished author, public speaker, and artist, and is a regular contributor to RobotMagazine.
  • 7. ________________________________________Brian BinneSpaceShipOne Test Pilot/Commercial Astronaut
  • 8. To Enroll• Visit uxvuniversity.com, pay tuitionOR• Call 888-400-2112 with Credit Card• Course login instructions sent via email• Begin the course anytime