Center for UAS Propulsion (CUP) – 2nd CUP Program Review and Workshop

Due to the COVID-19 issues, the 2nd CUP Program Review and Workshop will be temporarily postponed until further notice

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Please join us on the second CUP Program Review and Workshop at the Northwestern University on April 28-29, 2020. CUP leads research focused on discovery, innovation, and transition of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) propulsion technologies to enable unmatched, enduring power for maneuver and mobility. The aim of the center is to address U.S. Army needs for current and future advances in UAS propulsion systems in the following 4 areas:

  • Reliability: reliable operational cycles over extended periods
  • Payload: increase power density to facilitate additional electronics, cargo and sensor packages
  • Signatures: decrease in detection by opposing parties
  • Range: increased operational range

The goal of the second CUP Program Review and Workshop is to integrate collaboration in UAS power and propulsion among ARL, academia, industry and government agencies. During this event, ARL technology area leaders and our academic partners will present their project updates and future plans. A few industry leaders will present their recent technology updates. Program will be reviewed by a group of senior industry, academia and government experts.


Northwestern University,
Hardin Hall, 633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208


Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Wednesday, 29 April 2020


Discounted accommodation is available for $143.00 per night +tax, April 27-29, at the Hilton Orrington, 1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201, USA ( F/maps-directions/index.html)

The Hilton Orrington is conveniently located in downtown Evanston and adjacent to the meeting location.

Booking is available via telephone at 1-800-Hiltons (445-8667). Please ask for a reservation on the ARL CUP room block. Attendees can also make reservations online at by entering the code ARLC in the box marked “Group Code.” A friendly reminder that the cutoff date for discounted reservations is on March 27, 2020.

No Registration Fee
RSVP Cut Off Date: 23 April 2020

* Coffee and Light Refreshments provided courtesy of Northwestern University