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Authors' Class Standing

Greg Diehl, Sophomore Andy Kurili, Sophomore

Lead Presenter's Name

Greg Diehl

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. John Robbins

Abstract

Project Courier is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) delivery service that would operate across the ERAU campus aimed at allowing for quick delivery of documents and packages. This would introduce an innovative and interesting campus service unseen on any school’s grounds before now. Project Courier is to be an undergraduate research project focused first and foremost on improving the members abilities to research, create, and innovate.

The UAV will operate between "mailboxes" which are designed to load/unload packages from the UAV, securely house the packages, protect the UAV from vandals and the environment, and autonomously charge the UAV. The entire system is designed to be fully autonomous, allowing for scaling to much larger applications.

We are currently building the required components of the system, and hope to have a fully-functioning prototype by the end of the year. From the current progress made, it seems the project will deliver a new and unique application of UAVs to aerospace industry.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

Yes, Ignite Grant

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Project Courier: A UAV Delivery Project for College Campuses and Beyond

Project Courier is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) delivery service that would operate across the ERAU campus aimed at allowing for quick delivery of documents and packages. This would introduce an innovative and interesting campus service unseen on any school’s grounds before now. Project Courier is to be an undergraduate research project focused first and foremost on improving the members abilities to research, create, and innovate.

The UAV will operate between "mailboxes" which are designed to load/unload packages from the UAV, securely house the packages, protect the UAV from vandals and the environment, and autonomously charge the UAV. The entire system is designed to be fully autonomous, allowing for scaling to much larger applications.

We are currently building the required components of the system, and hope to have a fully-functioning prototype by the end of the year. From the current progress made, it seems the project will deliver a new and unique application of UAVs to aerospace industry.

 

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