CSUN Aeronautics Senior Design 2023-2024

$840
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Project ends on May 30, at 11:59 PM PDT
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California State University, Northridge - Aero Senior Design Team 2023-2024

Mission Statement:

CSUN Aeronautics strives to build the finest aircraft to the team’s ability in order to compete in the international SAE competition. The main objective is to design a suite of systems that can support the Fight against wildfires through the delivery of water and parts for a ground vehicle. Our team is focused on mission success through an understanding of diverse requirements, system-level engineering, and robust execution.

Vision Statement:

We aspire to create opportunities for our students to grow as engineers in and out of the classroom. CSUN Aeronautics is not only a senior design project that focuses on building an aeronautic vessel among its team members but also incorporates undergraduate students as volunteers. Our team hopes to continue to inspire other students to volunteer for this project and gain real-world experiences by becoming involved in decision-making, designing, and manufacturing.

Achievements Over The Years

2022-2023


International SAE Aero West 2023 Advanced Class

  1. 2nd – Technical Presentation 

2023 CSUN Symposium

  1. 1st - 3-minute Presentation 
  2. 1st - 10-minute Presentation 



2021-2022



International SAE Aero West 2022 Advanced Class


  1. 2nd – Mission Performance
  2. 3rd – Technical Presentation 

2022 CSUN Symposium

  1. 1st - Hamza Abdullah and Erick Navarro-Hernandez "Aerodynamic Characteristics of Horizontal and Vertical Tails".
  2. 1st - Christopher Gonzalez  "Optimization of Electronic Control Systems".
  3. 1st - Sara Khan and Noe Diaz   "Aerodynamics Analysis of a Powered Autonomous Delivery Aircraft"

College Top Senior Design Project Display (Grand Prize, Award: $1,000)

Top Overall Oral Presentation of Mechanical Engineering Department (Award: $500)

2020-2021

International SAE Aero West 2021 Advanced Class:

  1. 1st – ME Senior Design Showcase
  2. 4th – Technical Presentation 

2021 CSUNPosium:

  1. 1st - Isaac Chavez “Performance Study of Low Reynolds Number Eppler 423 Airfoil”
  2. 2nd- Lorenzo Quijas & Tahir Quettawala “Performance Study of a Lifting Fuselage”
  3. 2nd- Calvin Lau "FEA Analysis on the Colonist Delivery Aircraft Hook Mount”

How Can You Help - 

You can help our team compete in the 2024 SAE Aero Design Competition by donating through this website and spreading the word with your friends. As the upcoming competition will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, our team is unable to use university funds and needs your support to help our team compete. With your donations we will be able to fund our teams travel and boarding expenses to Texas. 


If you reside outside of the United States, and you would like to support our project, please donate using this link: 

 https://engage.csun.edu/aeronautics_senior_design_intl

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$20

Aircraft Garde Balsa Wood

This donation will be used to purchase sheets of Aircraft Grade Balsa Wood to create and reinforce the ribs of the wings of our aircraft. Donors to get 1 team logo sticker along with certified team appreciation letter.

$50

RC Servos

This donation will be used to purchase RC servos that control the elevons, landing gear, and ensure the reliability of our aircraft. Donors to get 2 team logo stickers along with certified team appreciation letter.

$100

Small Maintenance - GTV

This donation will be used towards the maintenance of our Ground Transport Vehicle throughout the year for any minor component failures. Donors to get 5 team logo stickers along with certified team appreciation letter.

$120

Small Maintenance - PADA

This donation will be used towards the maintenance of our Powered Autonomous Delivery Aircraft throughout the year for any minor component failures. Donors to get 5 team logo stickers along with certified team appreciation letter.

$150

E-fuel it!

This donation will be used to purchase the Battery that will fuel our Primary Aircraft, PADA, or GTV. Donors to get 5 team logo stickers along with certified team appreciation letter.

$200

Small Maintenance - PA

This donation will be used towards the maintenance of our Primary Aircraft throughout the year for any minor component failures. Donors to get 5 team logo stickers along with certified team appreciation letter.

$250

Bronze

Sponsor our team during our competition and gain the opportunity to share information regarding your company in addition to: -Receive a custom thank-you letter. -Earn recognition in our sponsorship booklet and online -Recieve a free CSUN Aero Shirt. -Logo Placement on the Plane.

$400

Equipment Accommodation

This donation will be used towards accommodation expenses of our Competition components to the competition location. Bronze Tier ($250-$750) : -Receive a custom thank-you letter. -Earn recognition in our sponsorship booklet and online -Recieve a free CSUN Aero Shirt. -Logo Placement on the PLane

$500

Empowering The Brain

This donation will be used towards empowering the brain of the Primary Aircraft - The Nvidia Jetson Nano. Bronze Tier ($250-$750) : -Receive a custom thank-you letter. -Earn recognition in our sponsorship booklet and online -Recieve a free CSUN Aero Shirt. -Logo Placement on the PLane

$750

Silver

Sponsor our team during our competition and gain the opportunity to share information regarding your company in addition to: -Includes all perks from the Bronze Package. -Gain access to the resume files of team members. -Logo placement on the plane, Aero website, and social media platforms. -Receive a free custom CSUN Aero Shirt with your company name.

$1,500

Gold

Sponsor our team during our competition and gain the opportunity to share information regarding your company in addition to: -Includes all perks from the Silver and Bronze Packages. -Opportunity to attend networking events with team members. -Special recognition at the end-of-year banquet as a key sponsor. -Have your company name and logo showcased on our competition vehicles.

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