Dr. Christina Ivler
Shiley School of Engineering
Every year the Vertical Flight Society (VFS), a professional society for vertical takeoff or vertical lift vehicles, sponsors a student design competition in order to foster innovation and interest in vertical flight technology. The University of Portland sponsored a five-person mechanical engineering team to compete in the 8th annual Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Student Challenge. The team created an MAV that was capable of transporting a bag of sand from one set area to another. This required the development of a vehicle body, component selection, and testing. While the competition was ultimately cancelled, the team was successful in the creation of a vehicle.
Mechanical engineering--Technological innovations; School contests; Micro air vehicles; Drone aircraft
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Kalnin, Isabel, "Vertical Flight Society (VFS) 8th Annual Student Design Competition" (2020). Honors Projects. 36.