Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Abstract

This document outlines the design and implementation of a low-cost, low-power acceleration data recorder for utility category gliders. Working from literature and experience, we have built a recorder that can accurately measure the forces and angle experienced by a glider in flight. The recorder is able to record and display acceleration force and angular rates of turn as well as display and analyze post-flight data utilizing software created for a personal digital assistant and personal computer.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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