Experimental Flights

2017 ~ Present | NASA Armstrong


The team is currently developing a drone that could be used to deliver goods on Georgia Tech campus and will be performing initial flight tests soon. The team is also collaborating with NASA Armstrong to support the Prandtl-M Mars Drone project; our primary support areas are controls and structural testing.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Design, analysis and prototyping of drones for Martian data collection and drone delivery.

Methods and Technologies

  • Aerodynamics
  • Controls
  • Structures/Materials
  • Power Systems
  • Systems Engineering
  • Mission Planning
  • Package Handling

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Health Systems
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Robotics

Preferred Interests and Preparation

AE - aerodynamics, controls, structures. ME - mechanical design, prototyping, power systems, structures, robotics. MSE - composites, robotics. ECE - electrical engineering, circuits, software and hardware integration. Computing - human computer interaction, robotics, algorithms. Architecture - design and prototyping, GIS and tracking systems.

Meeting Schedule & Location


Listed as 12:00-12:50 but meets at 10:55-11:45

Meeting Location: 

Klaus 1440

Meeting Day: 


Team Advisors

Michael Mayo (GTRI)
Courtland Bivens (GTRI)
Dave Berger (NASA Armstrong)

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

NASA Armstrong