UAV Master Lab

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Multi-Agent Systems Technology Research (UAV MASTER) Lab is a cooperative effort between the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering departments that focus on Unmanned Aerial Systems.

The UAV Master Lab focuses on the areas of:

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Robotics
  • Multiple Robot Coordination and Control
  • Intelligent Systems
  • System Identification


The UAV Master Lab at the University of Cincinnati educates and trains undergraduates and graduate students in the contemporary aerospace and mechanical engineering disciplines of synthesis, analysis, experimentation, and design of unmanned systems through meaningful research projects.


  • Multi-rotor UAV Conceptual Design
  • Dynamic Modeling using System Identification
  • Auto-Pilot Design and Optimization
  • GPS based Waypoint Navigation
  • Navigation in a GPS Denied Environment
  • Path Planning and Obstacle Avoidance
  • Sense and Avoid Systems
  • Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) system simulation
  • Genetic Fuzzy UAS Collaborative Control
  • Situational Awareness and Resource Allocation
  • Additive Manufacturing for Rapid Prototyping
  • Fault Tolerance Flight Control


  • Disaster Management
  • Infrastructure Inspection
  • Emergency Response

Cooperative Labs

  • CDS Lab