Accession Number:

ADA254968

Title:

Application of Concurrent Engineering Methods to the Design of an Autonomous Aerial Robot

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

162.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE