Major

Mechanical Engineering

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2019

Abstract

This design project will aim to provide archery hunters with a platform to simulate shooting at string jumping deer. String jumping refers to a spooked deer hearing the snap of a bow string and instintivly ducking up to ten inches. This often results in wounded or missed deer. We will design and build a control system that uses the sound of a bow string as a trigger to operate a mechanical target system. A sound sensor will mimic a deer’s hearing in close range hunting and then send a signal to the mechanical system to replicate the dropping motion of the spooked deer. If successful, the system will allow hunters to improve their marksmanship and minimize missed or wounded deer that result in lost time, money, and resources.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Gopal Nadkarni

First Reader

Dr. Reza Madad

Second Reader

Dr. Ajay Mahajan

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