Team aeroRGIT is the first team from MCT's Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai aiming to participate in the SAE Aero Design competition 2013
What is Aero Design?
The Aero Design competition is intended to provide undergraduate and graduate engineering students with a real-life engineering challenge. The competition has been designed to provide exposure to the kinds of situations that engineers face in their real-life work environment. First and foremost a design competition, students will find themselves performing trade studies and making compromises to arrive at a design solution that will optimally meet the mission requirements while still conforming to the configuration limitations.
Aero Design features three classes of competition—Regular, Advance, and Micro. Regular Class continues to be the class with the purpose to develop the fundamental understanding of flight. Advanced Class requires teams to have a systems approach to the design while integrating several engineering disciplines: aeronautical, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineers. The ultimate end goal for this class is autonomous flight with a "purpose" decided every year by rules committee members. Micro Class teams are required to make trades between two potentially conflicting requirements, carrying the highest payload fraction possible, while simultaneously pursuing the lowest empty weight possible.
Team aeroRGIT is Team #211 in the Advanced Class of Aero Design 2013