P07108: METEOR Gliding Instrumentation Platform
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Project Name
METEOR Autonomous Instrumentation Recovery Platform
Project Number
P07108
Project Family
METEOR Family of Projects
Track
P07100 Aerospace Systems and Technology track
Start Term
2006-2
Team

Team

End Term
2006-3
Faculty Guide
Dr. Melton (CE)
Faculty Consultant
Dr. Dorin Patru (EE), Dr. Lam (ME), and Dr. Jeffery Kozak (ME)
Primary Customer
Dr. Dorin Patru (EE) Head of METEOR Project
Customer contact information
Dr. Dorin Patru dxpeee@rit.edu 585-475-2388

Project Overview

This project will build a lightweight autonomous recovery system for the the instrumentation Platform payload to a desired location, which will be designated a safe area. This flight system will provide for a structure that can contain a payload weight between 6 and 10 pounds. The flight system does have a limiting weight, which is 8 pounds, however a long term goal is to place the overall system weight at 12 pounds. The team must provide complete documentation of the analysis, design, manufacturing, fabrication, test, and evaluation of this system to a level of detail that a subsequent team can build upon their work if needed, with little background research.

Staffing Requirements

Staffing
Team Member Discipline Role / Skills email address
Dr. Melton ME Faculty Guide, Will work closely with the team on an on-going basis to facilitate success. mjleme@rit.edu
Dr. Patru EE Faculty Consultant, Will provide EE discipline technical support on an intermittent basis. dxpeee@rit.edu
Dr. Kozak ME Faculty Consultant, Will provide ME discipline technical support on an intermittent basis. jdkeme@rit.edu
Dr. Lam ME Faculty Consultant, Will provide ME discipline technical support on an intermittent basis.
Bashitha Nanayakkara ISE Project Manager bxn2292@rit.edu
Ryan Weisman ME Flight Dynamics, Propulsion, Aerodynamics rmw6317@rit.edu
Scott DeFisher ME Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Aerodynamics Scotty519@gmail.com
Derrick Miller ME Modeling, FEA knowledge, GDT dvm7461@rit.edu
Phil Gurbacki ME Modeling, FEA knowledge, GDT Pjillip.m.gurbacki@gmail.com
Paul Matejcik EE Instrumentation Platform Interface, Power Systems, RF Communication pmatejcikee@hotmail.com
Mike Kochanski CE Object Oriented Programming (Open Source) mck4102@rit.edu

Team

Team(L to R) Dr.Roy Melton, Derrick Miller, Ryan Weisman, Paul Matejcik, Phil Gurbacki, Bashitha Nanayakkara, Scott DeFisher, Mike Kochanski

Team(L to R) Dr.Roy Melton, Derrick Miller, Ryan Weisman, Paul Matejcik, Phil Gurbacki, Bashitha Nanayakkara, Scott DeFisher, Mike Kochanski

Project Readiness Package

Project Readiness Package

Project Resources

Project Resources

Project Subsystems

Project Subsystems

Miscellaneous

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