Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Tianshu Liu
Dr. William Liou
Dr. Parviz Merati
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This research covers the design, construction, and testing of a hybrid flight platform called the Aeroship. The Aeroship is a combination of current aerodyne and aerostat technology that have been merged at an optimal ratio. In order to create an efficient design, flight testing was employed as a catalyst for design changes. The final design was then flight tested for performance validation using videogrammetry.
Schulte, Michael R., "Iterative Design of the Aeroship through Flight Testing" (2008). Masters Theses. 4870.