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 Center for UAS Propulsion Outreach Program

The Army Center for UAS Propulsion is seeking for a team of high school junior or senior students to build an outreach program targeted at middle to high school students (rising 7th to 9th) in the summer of 2023. The team will be expected to assemble and execute an educational program in aerospace propulsion technologies […] Read More...

ARL Center for UAS Propulsion (CUP) Summer Undergraduate Internship 2022

We are looking for motivated undergraduate summer interns to work within the ARL Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Propulsion (CUP) in 2022. The students will be working at the ARL Center for UAS Propulsion within the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign or one of the other satellite locations. ARL Center for UAS Propulsion and ARL Central […] Read More...

Center for UAS Propulsion 3rd Workshop 2021

The 3rd annual workshop for the Center for UAS Propulsion will be held online (hosted by the University of Wisconsin) on November 17th and 18th of 2021. Flier is attached here 3rd CUP-Flyer. The goal of the third CUP workshop is to integrate collaboration in UAS power and propulsion between ARL, other government agencies, academia […] Read More...