The Jacobs School of Engineeringâ€™s ongoing Corporate Affiliates Program (CAP) allows private institutions to sponsor research at UCSD. The CAP executive board includes officers from some of the largest defense contractors in the world like BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and SAIC, as well as other lesser known companies which supply parts to larger defense contractors.
Undergraduate students working under a professor explore problems presented by these corporations in order to gain valuable experience and in return assist the corporation with R&D. One such project involved students researching how to increase the payload (the weight a vehicle can carry; itâ€™s cargo) of the General Atomics Predator UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, a.k.a â€œDroneâ€) in order for it to carry missiles in addition to its aerial surveillance role.
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