Faculty Advisor

Johari, Hamid

Faculty Advisor

Olinger, David J.


The objective of the Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) project was to design and fabricate an electric aircraft of minimum size to achieve a flight time of 15 minutes with a flight speed of 12 to 15 m/s. Wind tunnel testing provided experimental values at low Reynolds numbers for lift, drag, and thrust. The single-skin wing structure had a wing span of 15.7 cm. and a total weight of 90.72 g., and was constructed of carbon-Kevlar composite fabric which increased stability in flight and durability upon landing.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering