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Solar Drones

The University of Michigan Solar Drones UAV Team provides the hands-on experience of designing, building and testing unmanned-aerial vehicles to students at the University of Michigan. The team allows an opportunity for the practical development of leadership, teamwork and technical skills outside of the classroom for dedicated and intelligent students. The near-term goal is to design, build and test a solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle capable of 36+ hours of flight, carrying a small camera payload and with less than a 10.5 foot wingspan.


Leaders: Nick Hunsanger (nmhunsa)
Facilities: Jeffrey Poon (jeffpoon)
Faculty Advisors:
Pete Washabaugh (pete)
Sponsoring Unit: MIT Lincoln Labs
Team Email: solarbubbles at

Solar Drones Website