Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Faculty Advisor

Nestinger, Stephen

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to design and fabricate an autonomous dirigible-based platform that could be used to enable development of navigational controllers and provide multi-mission capability through modularity. The platform was designed to carry and interface with a variety of mission specific hardware through a standard interface. A customized hardware platform was designed including a propulsion system and integrated sensor suite. Multiple ground level tests were undertaken to determine sensor performance and the capabilities of the navigational programs.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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