College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2020-05-18 10:34:55


Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


The 2019-2020 AIAA DBF objective was to design, build, and test a banner-towing bush plane that carries wooden passengers and luggage. Senior members on the team undertook the creation of the banner tow mechanism subsystem as their senior design project on behalf of the design team due to the challenge of its mechanical design and the aerodynamic considerations regarding its placement and enclosure aboard the aircraft. The competition as well as access to campus resources were canceled due to COVID-19, so full testing and integration of the mechanism was not achieved. However, the engineering design process was experienced from the bottom-up to deliver a functional prototype that addresses design requirements such as storing and releasing a banner upon command.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Gregory Morscher

First Reader

Mark Lazor

Second Reader

Raymond Roos

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Scott Sawyer



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