Welcome to the website for the University of California at Davis Advanced Modeling Aeronautics Team
AMAT competes in the SAE Aero Design Advanced Class. We design, build, and fly a large, remote controlled aircraft made from a variety of materials such as balsa wood, carbon fiber, honeycomb, and foam. AMAT utilizes engineering education and teamwork to gain experience in design and manufacturing techniques, while integrating past successes with innovation to create a smarter and more advanced aircraft.
Participation in AMAT provides graduate and undergraduate students hands on experience in the design process, CAD, composite construction techniques, and working in a team environment.
AMAT competed placed 6th/20 overall in the SAE’s international competition. AMAT represented UC Davis against universities around the world; Poland, UK, Turkey, Mexico, China, and Canada. Nationally, AMAT had the best design report of any U.S. team and was close to placing high in the technical presentation.
AMAT 2015-2016: Taranis
Message from the 2015-2016 Captains:
As we wrap up another successful year of AMAT, current leadership aims to hand off the reigns to the new leadership so that they can get the ball running quicker and learn from this year’s “important learning experiences.”
Everyone learned a lot about aircraft design, manufacturing, good engineering practices, and above all, and had lot of fun! We had the privilege to go to competition again this year, but the real success was everyone putting hard work and passion to create something that actually flies! AMAT is the product of every member’s dedication to put their engineering skills to the test. Every year, AMAT continues to innovate and not be afraid to try new designs. AMAT strives to improve every year.
AMAT was a great experience that we will carry on into our professional careers and we hope you all took something valuable away from your past, present, and future experiences with AMAT! It was an honor to be your Captains this year!
The Captains wish the coming season of AMAT the best of luck and to have AMAT soar above the competition next year with first place!
– The Captains
Kel De La Trinidad, Kevin E. Saddi, & Chris Stevens
If you are interested in participating during the 2016-2017 season, see the Projects main tab/Calendar/Member Information tabs for updates on the current state of things. Please also look at the past projects of AMAT and see the team’s evolution. Also check out our Gallery of each year and see some more of building/competition and AMAT in general through the season. Also check out the AMAT Alumni page in the drop down menu for Advanced Modeling Aeronautics Team to see where some of our Captains went to after graduating!
Feel free to contact us with any questions.