Date of Submission

Spring 4-29-2019

Project Type

Senior Design


Aerospace Engineering


Mechanical Engineering


Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering

Primary Advisor

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.