Sunday, January 16, 2011

UK DBF 2011

Once again the University of Kentucky has chosen to participate in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics's (AIAA) Design Build Fly (DBF) competition as a senior design project. The senior design group consists of 4 teams of 4 seniors- Structures, Aerodynamics, Propulsion, and System Integration.

This year's competition has a Military theme, including being a handed launched UAV.

This year's missions include:
  • Mission 1-Dash to a Critical Target
    • Distance: 4 minutes to complete maximum possible number of laps

    • Payload: Empty

    • Score: Team's Laps, Maximum Number of Lap's

  • Mission 2- Ammo Re-Supply
    • Distance: 3 Laps

    • Payload: 3x4 inch steel bar

    • Score: Bar Weight, Flight Weight

  • Mission 3- Medical Supply Mission

    • Distance: 3 Laps

    • Payload: Golf Balls

    • Score: Number of Balls, Maximum number of Balls

Other mission requirements include:
  • 3 hand launched attempts equal 1 flight attempt

  • 3/4 pound battery limit

  • The plane and payloads must fit into a commercially available carry on suitcase.

    • No one dimension can be greater than 22 inches

    • The sum of the dimensions cannot be greater than 45 inches.

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