Date of Award
Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2018.
The mission of this project is to design and fabricate a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing drone for use by firefighters and other emergency services. This vehicle will be designed for uses that include surveying wildfires, as well as spotting vehicular accidents, urban fires, and floods. Current drones available on the market are expensive or not designed specifically for emergency response. Our goal is to develop a working prototype of a vehicle that will be able to collect and relay important data such as live video and thermal images in addition to other measurements such as air velocity and humidity.
Backes, Sean; Destin, Michael; Hood, Alastair; Iverson, Bruce; Meier, Brian; and Strong, John, "Phoenix Y6" (2018). Mechanical Engineering Senior Theses. 80.