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Team Bath Drones is a group of final year undergraduate engineers at the University of Bath working to create the ultimate autonomous Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) and were the overall grand champions of the IMechE UAS Challenge 2017. Led by Eddie Handford and supervised by Dr Pejman Iravani, Dr Jon du Bois and Dr David Cleaver, the team has interdisciplinary expertise in aeronautical, mechanical and electrical engineering.

Building on the success of previous teams, we are developing Icarus, an atonomous flying wing aircraft which offers long range, precise payload delivery capability thanks to its aerodynamically efficient design incorporating intellegent sensing and control systems.

Team Bath Drones

The Team

Eddie Handford

Project Manager
Telemetry & GCS

William Thompson

IMechE Liasion
Image Recognition

Chao Li

Operation
Dolly Take-off & Landing

Theo Morris

Sponsorship
Aircraft Structures

Jamie Hunter

Purchasing
Gust Stabliser Deployment

Ankith Patel

Lab Manager
Variable Thrust Propulsion

Oliver Toogood

Engagement
Landing Design

James Spalding

Business
Payload Implementation

Ryan Wheeler

Media
Landing System

Our Supervisors

Our Story

The journey so far...

  • 2015

    Stingray

    The first Team Bath Drones aircraft was Stingray, an autonomous blended wing body aircraft with a V-tail. With a top speed of 60kts, Stingray was able to quickly and accurately deliver humanitarian aid to autonomously identified targets over a range of 10 nautical miles.

  • 2016

    Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker was a flying wing aircraft which was competed in the IMechE UAS Challenge in 2016. Designed with simplicity and aerodynamic efficiency in mind, Sky Seeker was able to autonomously identify targets and deliver its payload accurately over great distances.

  • 2017

    Artemis

    Artemis is the latest Team Bath Drones aircraft. The design features steerable landing gear, multifunctional drag rudder/airbrakes and a modular propulsion system. Its aerodynamic efficiency, intelligent control systems and lightweight structure allow it to deliver its 2kg payload fully autonomously with incredible ease and speed, making it the winning aircraft at the IMechE UAS Challenge 2017.

  • 2018

    Icarus

    Icarus is under development. Please stay in touch with us through our social media and we will bring you the most up-to-date information.

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Stingray - 2015

Sky Seeker - 2016

Artemis - 2017

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Team Bath Drones
University of Bath, Claverton Down Bath, BA2 7AY