Date of Award

4-2008

Degree Name

Master of Science in Engineering

Department

Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Tianshu Liu

Second Advisor

Dr. William Liou

Third Advisor

Dr. Parviz Merati

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

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.

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