Experimental Flights

2017 ~ Present

Goals

We are currently developing a drone delivery system that could be used to deliver small packages on Georgia Tech campus. Assembly of the drone and implementation of the package pickup mechanism are complete and the drone is currently being flight tested on campus. We are reaching out to companies working on drone delivery to establish a partnership with the class.

Current tasks include optimization of the drone hardware, planning and performance of flight testing, prototyping of custom mounts and chassis for drone, development of consumer delivery app, information storage and security, flight path optimization algorithms, construction of package locker prototype, design of drone headquarters, logistics planning, analysis of market research data and many more.

No prior drone experience is needed to apply. Anyone with a background in engineering or computer science and interest in drones will fit right in.

 
 

 

 

 

Issues Involved or Addressed

Drone hardware, app design, information storage/secruity, flight testing, electronics, logistics

Methods and Technologies

  • Design
  • Prototyping
  • Implementation of campus drone delivery system

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Computer Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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. CS- flight route optimization, app design, ground station software. All majors with interest in drone delivery are welcome.

Meeting Schedule & Location

Time 
11:00-11:50
Meeting Location 
Van Leer 465
Meeting Day 
Thursday

Team Advisors

Michael Mayo
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute
Courtland Bivens
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute