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Research and Development

The R&D Division conducts research projects and technology maturation efforts to enhance the competition team’s capabilities. Beginning in fall 2022, the R&D division is developing a Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) testbed for demonstrating the team’s ability to construct a VTOL capable aircraft. A prototype platform is scheduled for completion by
April 15th, 2023. The R&D Division is also constructing an obstacle avoidance sensing suite with the intent of testing it on the VTOL testbed and integrating it into future competition team designs.

VTOL Project Team

Obstacle and Collision Avoidance Project

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