is currently designing and building a remotely-controlled,
semi-autonomous aircraft to be flown at the Mars
Desert Research Station. This will be a technology demonstrator
to prove the capabilities and usefulness of an unmanned
arial vehicle on Mars. We are currently working with
Electronics Engineering students to design the software
and avionics for the aircraft.
working on this project at the request of Dr. Robert
Zubrin, founder of the Mars Society. We have recieved
funding from the Embry-Riddle Annual
Fund as well as outside grants.