The Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) is a university, government, and industry partnership dedicated to the development and application of unmanned vehicle systems. RECUV research encompasses scientific experiments, commercial applications, mitigation of natural and man-made disasters, security, and national defense.

RECUV draws faculty and students from across the College of Engineering and Applied Science. We address technical challenges in a collaborative environment that integrates the traditional aerospace engineering disciplines of aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, navigation, control, and platform design with networks, telecommunications, robotics, and security.

The goals of RECUV are to:

  • Engineer new mobile sensing systems that integrate sensors and unmanned vehicles.
  • Stimulate strategic discussions among local, national, and international leaders.
  • Facilitate adoption of these systems by working with regulatory agencies to lead the way to commercial development.
  • Increase public awareness of unmanned vehicles and their applications.
  • Educate and train a next generation of innovative and multidisciplinary engineers.