Lockheed Martin/SAE Aero Design Competition

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Lockheed Martin/SAE Aero Design Competition

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Mullings, Justin
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Herrera, Angelo
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Mertes, Christopher
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Smith, Dr. Doug
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-15

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A heavy-lift, remote-controlled aircraft was designed and fabricated for the 2009 Aero Design competition, which was established by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and is sponsored by Lockheed Martin. The goal of the aircraft is to lift as much payload as possible within dimensional constraints. The most critical aspect of this project is the design of the wing, which is the most significant contributor of weight to the aircraft, but also must generate enough lift to carry the aircraft along with its payload. Due to the objective of having as low of weight as possible without cargo, the primary aircraft materials consist of polycarbonate, balsa wood, and light-weight aluminum. Mathematical models were developed to describe the behavior of the aircraft during flight in order to predict lifting capabilities, engine thrust, aerodynamic drag, and in-flight stability. Using a highly iterative process, these models were used to develop an appropriate design with payload capabilities of over 25 pounds. The physical components of the aircraft were then configured to conform to competition restrictions and to provide advantageous flight characteristics mirroring those developed with the mathematical models. The fabricated aircraft will be participating in the international Aero Design competition in Marietta, Georgia.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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2009 Aero Design

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Society of Automotive Engineers

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Lockheed Martin

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remote-controlled aircraft

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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