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.



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...

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...