College of Engineering and Polymer Science
Date of Last Revision
Aerospace Systems Engineering
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
The design will be an autonomous payload consisting of auto deployment of a drone running an autonomous mission of mapping the terrain around a grounded rocket. The project is part of the Akronauts payload project for the 2022 Spaceport competition. It will include the development of a ground station for monitoring and controlling the drone and the transfer of live data to the station and a computer on board the rocket. The project will aim to use system engineering techniques to accomplish this in the hope of providing documentation and thus insight into the best way to develop a multi-disciplinary payload to future Akronauts payload projects.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Downs, Michael and Liebhart, Christopher James 2nd, "Autonomous Payload Design with Systems Engineering" (2022). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1552.