College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2024-06-04 07:24:45


Aerospace Systems Engineering

Honors Course

MECE:497—Honors Project in Mechanical Engineering

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2024


Our senior design project aims to develop an innovative Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) capable of carrying heavy payloads up to 50 lbs. This UAV will address the growing demand for efficient and autonomous cargo transportation, unlocking new possibilities in logistics and remote deliveries. The primary goal is to design, build, and test a robust UAV platform equipped with advanced propulsion systems, stabilizing mechanisms, and a secure payload attachment system. The heavy-lift UAV will be capable of transporting payloads in challenging environments, enhancing its versatility for various industries, including emergency response, disaster relief, and commercial logistics. For the extent of this project, we created a scale model able to carry up to 2 pounds as a proof-of-concept.

Research Sponsor

Manigandan Kannan

First Reader

Guanyue Rao

Second Reader

Shengyong Wang

Honors Faculty Advisor

Scott Sawyer

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