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Airframe Health Monitoring System

The student team worked to develop and demonstrate the capability and benefits of a health monitoring system for a UAS airframe. They used onboard sensors and flight data to determine airframe health, predict maintenance intervals and diagnose off nominal airframe behavior. The team examined the existing sensing capability of a drone to determine potential benefits of health monitoring, explored additional sensing capabilities and the added capability of a monitoring system, and down-selected and developed a system capable of tracking the performance of an airframe component through one lifecycle.

Faculty Adviser

Erik Hurlen, Associate Teaching Professor, Aeronautics & Astronautics


Alex Holden
Alexander Bartoletti
Arvean Labib
Jasmine Soh
Kenny Wilsey