Faculty Advisor

Orr, John A.

Abstract

This project involves the design and implementation of an aviation warning system to improve the safety of small privately owned aviation aircraft. The result is a fully functioning device that aids pilots in maintaining desired altitude and terrain avoidance with visual warnings. The device includes a user interface with adjustable settings and a microcontroller as the central processing unit. In addition, a pressure sensor and a global positioning system unit are used to determine altitude and latitude and longitude.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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