College of Engineering (COE)
Date of Last Revision
Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
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.
Dr. Gregory Morscher
Honors Faculty Advisor
Dr. Scott Sawyer
Ciarrone, Kyle; Martin, Ivan; Gadi, Rishabh; and Brandt, Tyler, "Design of Banner Tow Mechanism for Bush Plane" (2020). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1203.
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