Date of Submission
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering
Dr. Adeel Khalid
The purpose of our project is to provide power line workers and linemen with a safe way to inspect the power lines. Our Aircraft is an UAV that is capable of surveying 200 linear miles in a normal working shift. The aircraft will be launched/landed and operated from an F-150 pickup truck with a facilitated launch mechanism attached. The aircraft must maintain an altitude of 150-400 ft. It will be recovered via net that will extend from the truck as the plane comes in for a landing, This will eliminate the need for landing gear. The goal for this project was to create a long range stable aircraft that weighed less than 55 pounds.
Arp, Brock; Vine, Wade; Whigham, Cameron; and Stewart, Lorenzo, "Unmanned Aerial Power line Surveillance Drone" (2019). Senior Design Project For Engineers. 18.