Welcome to the Center for UAS Propulsion (CUP)

The Center for UAS Propulsion (CUP) aims to foster and accelerate collaborative research in advanced technologies critical for the development of next generation propulsion systems in unmanned aircraft systems. The research focus is on a wide range of materials, combustion, fuels, and hybrid architecture topics. Participation in CUP is open to national and defense labs, universities, and industry.



Army Research Laboratory Summer Intern 2021

ARL and Central Locations ARL Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD Argonne National Laboratory, IL University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL University of Illinois Chicago, IL Northwestern University, IL University of Wisconsin Madison Potential Research Topics (Area 1: UAS Propulsion Energy Conversion) Investigation of fuel chemistry for UAV applications Energetically enhanced ignition of UAV propulsion systems laser and optical […] Read More...

Center for UAS Propulsion Looking for New Postdocs

Center for UAS Propulsion is looking for talented postdocs to start immediately in the fields of Aeroacoustics and Flow Physics: 2020-11 ARL Postdoc Advertisement Combustion and Ignition Control (ARC-M1 Combustor Spray Imaging with Argonne National Laboratory) Spray imaging for the ARC-M1 Combustor with the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory Laser optics and Diagnostics […] Read More...

Center for UAS Propulsion Program Review & Workshop 2020

Please join us on the second CUP Program Review and Workshop at the Northwestern University on November 17-18, 2020. CUP leads research focused on discovery, innovation, and transition of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) propulsion technologies to enable unmatched, enduring power for maneuver and mobility. The aim of the center is to address U.S. Army needs […] Read More...