The last couple of days (weeks) it was snowing now and then. Thus the hole winter landscape of holland was covered in a nice white carpet of snow. A good time to test the UAV of the ATMOS Team from TU Delft.
Sit back and enjoy the combination of a relaxing tune and the nice bird's-eye view over a snowy…Continue
Modern fault-tolerance design for aircraft does little to help when big parts start falling off. This study proposes a design approach / philosophy for keeping things aloft during broader system failure.
From PsysOrg: /
"For example, the group studied the plane’s operation during…
Today we are beginning to work with depron foam for the construction of one of many test airplanes to come. In the previous days, we have built insulation foam models at a small and large scale. After testing both insulation foam models, we have collectively decided to keep our basic design, but to scale it smaller than 3 feet x 3 feet. The center of gravity was consistently in the center of our models if we tampered with weighing down some parts of the aircraft, which was a positive aspect…Continue
We are making quick progress on design, feature, and purpose ideas for our new autonomous concept aircraft. After sketching 4 possible models of planes that we could build, we have decided on one design that we are currently building out of insulation foam. After testing this much simplified version of our plane, we will propose changes that should be made to the design which should improve our final product.
The design we selected for our concept plane (picture of the sketch…Continue
We are a group of 5 students attending the New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering and Technology. The Governor's School is a prestigious program at Rutgers University offered to students the summer before their senior year exposing them to many different applications and varieties of engineering. Students are nominated by their schools to apply for the competitive program, which is provided at no cost to them due to funding from multiple companies, Rutgers University, and the NJ State…Continue
UPDATE: The article is now available online at www.memagazine.org. Happy reading!
If any of you are members of ASME, you will find that the April 2011 (Vol. 133, No. 4) edition of Mechanical Engineering Magazine has the feature article "Drones for Peace: Working in Teams to Fight Fires or Find Lost Children." (www.memagazine.org)