Course Outline: Drone Delivery Systems

Course Description:

This course will provide an introduction to the design, analysis, and control of drone delivery systems. Topics will include the physics of flight, aerodynamics, navigation, and control of drones; sensors and actuators; and task planning and execution. The course will also cover the application of drone delivery systems in logistics, e-commerce, and emergency response.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Requirements:

Course Schedule:

Week 1: Introduction to Drone Delivery Systems

Week 2: Physics of Flight and Aerodynamics

Week 3: Navigation and Control of Drones

Week 4: Sensors and Actuators in Drone Delivery Systems

Week 5: Task Planning and Execution

Week 6: Application of Drone Delivery Systems in Logistics

Week 7: Application of Drone Delivery Systems in E-Commerce

Week 8: Application of Drone Delivery Systems in Emergency Response

Week 9: Midterm Exam

Week 10: Advanced Topics in Drone Delivery Systems

Week 11: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management

Week 12: Drone Safety and Security

Week 13: The Future of Drone Delivery Systems

Week 14: Final Exam


Drone Delivery Systems: A Technical Introduction by Jonathan M. Weiss and Matthew S. Joseph

Recommended Textbooks:

Drones: A Systems Approach by David G. Bates and Michael R. Flynn

Unmanned Aircraft Systems by Brian R. Hall

Course Website:

The course website will provide additional resources for students, including lecture notes, homework assignments, and solutions.


The final grade for the course will be based on the following: