HCT Showcases UAV Models & Projects Designed for Multiple Applications at Dubai Airshow 2023
The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) is actively involved as an exhibitor at the 18th Dubai Airshow 2023, taking place from November 13-17, 2023, at Al Maktoum International Airport.
The HCT stand features applied programs and majors pertinent to the aviation sector, while showcasing a range of student models and projects that highlight the students' proficiency in engineering and technology. The projects have a particular focus on aircraft maintenance engineering, as well as the design and construction of aircraft structures.
HCT is delighted to participate annually in the Dubai Airshow, with the goal of showcasing its applied educational programs and outcomes, in the form of student skills and programs. HCT also sets out to attract students interested in pursuing specializations in the aviation and space sectors.
As an annual exhibitor, HCT is able to showcase students' skills to various specialized industry institutions, fostering support for their training and employment prospects. The Airshow is also a platform for students and academics to stay up-to-date with global, aviation industry advancements in skills and the latest technologies, as well as several networking opportunities.
One of the fascinating student projects being showcased at the HCT stand was the "Copter Drone for Safe Delivery” aviation project. This hexacopter drone is equipped with a remotely controlled winch system designed to safely deliver a fragile payload to a specified target, ensuring speed, safety, and efficiency.
Another student project was educational model – the "3D-Printed Turbofan Engine". It has been designed to serve as a learning tool for relevant subjects, demonstrating the various components of the turbofan engine, including the fan, compressor, combustor, turbine, and nozzle.
The stand also features the student project entitled: "Humpback Whale Tubercle Wing UAV for Civil and Military Applications”. This project revolves around a Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The UAV wing design is inspired by Humpback Whale (biomimetics) and incorporates a tubercle leading wing, and the UAV is highly effective at tow speeds as it increases the wing’s aerodynamic efficiency.