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Team Bath Drones is a group of undergraduates at the University of Bath who design, build and test Unmanned Aerial Systems. Team Bath Drones was founded in 2015 as a competitor for the IMechE UAS Challenge. Since then we have entered a new aircraft each year with great success. Each year we start from scratch, first as a paper design exercise in our 3rd year, and then as a voluntary team in our final years. Our expertise covers the complete design, manufacture and testing of autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems.

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The University of Bath Faculty of Engineering and Design provide us with the facilities and funding that makes all of our work possible.


The University of Bath Alumni Fund enabled us to work effectively to refine and develop our design.


Abel & Imray is one of the oldest patent and trademark attorney firms in the UK. Their support has allowed us to host a grand unveiling event for the first time.


MTJB Engineering are experts in systems engineering with expertise to offer on the full aircraft lifecycle. 


RS Components is the leading distributor of Electronic, Electrical & Industrial components. They provide customers with the peace of mind that the components they are purchasing are reliable and robust.

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Bath Wilts and North Dorset Gliding Club kindly allow us access to the airfield. This opportunity is essential for the flight testing that is the backbone of our development process.


C12 Composites have been producing high quality carbon and glass fibre components for over 25 years, covering a wide range of applications with their services. The calibre of their work is trusted trusted by some of the leading names in motorsport, aeronautics and academia.


Volz specialise in the development and manufacture of high precision servo motors. These will enable us to vastly improve the build quality of our aircraft, and give us the peace of mind that our system will fly reliably in any conditions.


Yokogawa  is a leading provider of Industrial Automation and Test and Measurement solutions. They have provided us with a high precision power analyser which will enable us to improve our propulsion system.


The CREATE Education Project provides resources to promote 3D printing in schools. The Ultimaker they allow us to use helps us create fast protoypes for new ideas.


Altair is an industry leader in simulation, focusing on the development and application of simulation technology to synthesise and optimise designs, processes and decision making


Igus are the worldwide expert for plastic solutions in motion. Their high quality parts will improve our moving components whilst reducing costs.


Marble offer end-to-end integrated solutions for patrolling large areas with UAVs. Their services include patrolling of marine protected areas to identify illegal fishing activities, inspection of territorial waters and responsive aerial support for aerial mapping and disaster relief.


Accu specialises in the development of fasteners and hardware for use in complex sub-assemblies. Our fastener kits and iFixit tools go everywhere with us.


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GKN Aerospace is a world-leading aerospace supplier. As the primary project partners, they provide us with state of the art manufacturing support, as well as taking on one of our team for a summer placement.


Callen-Lenz kindly allow us access to their airfield. This opportunity is essential for the flight testing that is the backbone of our development process.