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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The role of Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) has expanded greatly in the last few decades. While primarily used in military applications, civilian accessibility to this technology brings numerous new capabilities for fixed wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). A fixed-wing VTOL vehicle was designed for payload delivery applications. The UAV was designed to meet the weight requirement of 55 pounds under the Federal Aviation Authority’s (FAA) current UAV regulations. The current design will provide a platform for future studies on payload delivery applications.
Ajoku, David, "Vertical Take-off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Payload Delivery Applications" (2016). Honors Theses. 2762.