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MAE Capstone Design Project Introduction and Overview

Prof. Jeremy Lalibert MAE Capstone Project Coordinator jlaliber@mae.carleton.ca


Winter 2012

Outline
Background and administrative information Learning Objectives Project list and sign-up process Individual project summaries and discussion

Capstone Project Background


Based on Cranfield University Group Design Project Originally two projects (1992)
Aircraft and Spacecraft

Success of team-style projects led to adoption across Department (early 2000s) Evolved into multi-year projects often with external collaborators and links to graduate research Widely emulated (e.g. Ryerson, RMC, Ecole Poly.)

Administrative Info
Capstone Project Coordinator
Prof. Jeremy Lalibert (jlaliber@mae.carleton.ca) Ext 1128, rm 3148ME

Learning Objectives
Provide a realistic design learning environment to expose students to the complexities of modern engineering design processes, tools and practices.

Each project has its own corporate approach dictated by the industry-specific design process

MAE Capstone Design Project


Total of 8 projects aligned to programs/streams Aerospace (AERO 4907A, B, C)
Fixed Wing UAV, Helicopter UAV and Spacecraft

Mechanical (MECH 4907A, B, C)


Gas turbine, FSAE Hybrid and CUSP

Biomedical-Mechanical (MECH 4917A)


Crash test dummy

Sustainable and Renewable Energy (SREE 4907A)


High efficiency house

Sign up Process
Web-based sign-up (open 26 March-27 April)
Link to be posted on MAE website and emailed to 3rd year, 4th year and co-op mailing lists Select 1st, 2nd, 3rd preference

Sign-up even if you might be on co-op


In May-June you can decline and postpone to next year

Assignments based on:


Degree program, project needs, scheduling, time of sign-up, volunteer experience Each project will be restricted first to those students in that specific program/stream then opened up if space/schedule permits

Selection Website and Assignment Process


Login using Connect userid/password Time stamped entries List will be posted and students assigned to specific project sections by Deans Office when registration opens up in June

Undergraduate Directed Study MAAE 4917 (0.5 credit)


For students seeking additional research experience Calendar description:
Student carries out a study, analysis, and solution of an engineering problem. Results presented in the form of a written report. Carried out under the close supervision of a faculty member. Intended for students interested in pursuing graduate studies. Requires supervising faculty member and proposal from student. Prerequisite: permission of the Department and completion of, or concurrent registration in, AERO 4907 or MECH 4907.

Approach individual faculty in your area of interest first

Carleton University Fixed Wing UAV Project


Prof. Jeremy Lalibert jlaliber@mae.carleton.ca http://uav.mae.carleton.ca

What is a UAV?
Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle
No on-board pilot
Controlled remotely or autonomously

Can be very large or very small May be less expensive than a piloted aircraft Dull, dirty, dangerous jobs

Carletons UAVs
Corvus GeoSurv II Avionics test beds (ATBs)

Carleton Universitys GeoSurv II Prototype UAV

Corvus UAV Overview


High performance, long endurance multi-mission small UAV (<20 kg MTOW) Fixed wing platform sized for 7.5 kg payloads Demonstrator under construction
Wingspan Maximum Takeoff Weight Cruise Speed Comms Limited Range Endurance 4 m [13 ft] 20 kg [44 lbs] 100 km/h [54 kts] 20 km [11 nm] 4 hrs (gas)/45 min (LiPo)

GeoSurv II Prototype UAV Overview


Empennage Engine

Fuselage
Landing gear

Magnetometers in wing tips

Geophysical survey UAV 200 lb MTOW 60/100 kts cruise speed 30 hp engine with pusher prop

All-composite airframe Partnership with Sander Geophysics Ltd (SGL)

Team Organization Matrix Structure


Functional groups
Mission Analysis and Design Integration Aerodynamics Structures Avionics

Cross-functional groups
Flight Testing Advanced Design

Major Project Goals for 2012/13


Current GeoSurv II (detailed design)
Continued flight and ground testing of current prototype Lightweight data acquisition system and autopilot integration

NextGen GeoSurv (conceptual and preliminary design)


Advanced Design Group to begin studying new GeoSurv UAV to address deficiencies in current design Two competing options to be developed to preliminary design stage
Updated and improved GeoSurv II Mk2 Completely new clean sheet design GeoSurv III

Corvus (preliminary and detailed design)


Wind tunnel testing of airframe and propulsion system Hardware-in-the-loop ArduPilot autopilot system testing and development including flight testing on an Avionics Test Bed aircraft Complete detailed design, CFD and FEA analysis and manufacturing

What do you get to do?

Air vehicle Design and Analysis

Manufacturing and Testing

Avionics design and development

Integration and Project Management

Questions? UAV Project Winter Design Review 23 March Senate Room