Application of Concurrent Engineering Methods to the Design of an Autonomous Aerial Robot
GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA
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This paper documents the year-long efforts of a multidisciplinary design team to design, build, and support an autonomous aerial robotics system. The system was developed to participate in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems AUVS First International Aerial Robotics Competition which was held in Atlanta, Georgia on the Georgia Tech campus on July 29th, 1991. As development time and budget were extremely limited, the team elected to attempt the design using concurrent engineering design methods. These methods were validated in an IDA study by Winner 1 in the late-1980s to be particularly adept at handling the difficulties to design presented by these limitations.
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