College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-05 19:43:56


Aerospace Systems Engineering

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022


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.

Research Sponsor

Chen Ling

First Reader

Blake Bowser

Second Reader

Manigandan Kannan

Honors Faculty Advisor

Scott Sawyer



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