MARV (Mars Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle)

Our chapter 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.

We are 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.