Date of Submission

Spring 4-29-2019

Project Type

Senior Design


Aerospace Engineering


Mechanical Engineering


Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering

Committee Chair/First 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.