Following the success in SUAS 2015 (2nd place out of 55 teams from all over the world!), a mixed team composed of Aeronautics and Electrical Engineering students is now preparing for SUAS 2016. This is a huge multi-discipline project in which the students design, build and demonstrate an aerial system capable of conducting complicated autonomous missions. The EE team, led by the VISL, in collaboration with the Communications lab, concentrates this year on improving the optical payload system, the overall communications and the image processing algorithms. The target detection and classification will be performed for the first time onboard the aerial system using a GPU powered computer and Deep-Learning algorithms.