Title

Unmanned Aerial System for Package Delivery

School Name

Center For Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physics

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of our project is to build a drone that is capable of delivering packages to a small area autonomously. We plan on suspending the package under a hexacopter via a winch system. The drone will operate without the use of gps. We plan on accomplishing this via ultrasonic rangefinders on each axis of the drone, since we are running our simulation within the Center for Advanced Technical Studies' Multi Purpose Room. We will need to prove that a hexacopter can lose a motor in flight and continue its mission. We expect for the drone to be able to deliver packages autonomously with minimal external input. We expect for the drone to not damage the package during transport or delivery. We expect that the hexacopter should be able to successfully recover from a motor failure, in this situation a motor rotating in the opposite direction of the failed motor would be shut down to provide zero net torque. With the remaining four rotors the airframe would control like a quadcopter.

Location

Furman Hall 127

Start Date

3-28-2020 9:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

Yes

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Mar 28th, 9:00 AM

Unmanned Aerial System for Package Delivery

Furman Hall 127

The purpose of our project is to build a drone that is capable of delivering packages to a small area autonomously. We plan on suspending the package under a hexacopter via a winch system. The drone will operate without the use of gps. We plan on accomplishing this via ultrasonic rangefinders on each axis of the drone, since we are running our simulation within the Center for Advanced Technical Studies' Multi Purpose Room. We will need to prove that a hexacopter can lose a motor in flight and continue its mission. We expect for the drone to be able to deliver packages autonomously with minimal external input. We expect for the drone to not damage the package during transport or delivery. We expect that the hexacopter should be able to successfully recover from a motor failure, in this situation a motor rotating in the opposite direction of the failed motor would be shut down to provide zero net torque. With the remaining four rotors the airframe would control like a quadcopter.