Author

Isabel Kalnin

Date

4-29-2020

Document Type

Project

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Christina Ivler

College/School

Shiley School of Engineering

Department

Engineering

Abstract

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.

Subjects

Mechanical engineering--Technological innovations; School contests; Micro air vehicles; Drone aircraft

Publication Information

ME 484H-A: Senior Honor's Project

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