College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-06 08:06:39


Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course

MECE 461-74881

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2023


The objective of our research project is to develop a lab testbed composed of a curved surface to represent a spacecraft hull, a mobile robot equipped with repair tools, and a robotic arm equipped with a laser 3D scanner. This project is part of a larger grant to the University of Akron from Space Force and Air Research Labs. The lab testbed developed in this project will be used to assist in creating and testing a software and algorithm to inspect and repair spacecraft while in orbit. The project will involve researching spacecraft hulls to create an accurate simulation bed, using the gathered information to design a testbed complete with all components found on the outside of a spacecraft, researching and designing a mobile robot to traverse the hull surface, and implementing the use of the 3D scanner by creating a gripper to allow the robotic arm to use the scanner.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Ajay Mahajan

First Reader

Kayla Dremann

Second Reader

Motaz Roshdy

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Scott Sawyer

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