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Design and Fabrication of a 50mm Gun Launched Hybrid Projectile

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2019 Fall Mid Atlantic States Conference

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New York, New York

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November 1, 2019

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November 1, 2019

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November 30, 2019

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68

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https://peer.asee.org/33802

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Saul Henderson University of the District of Columbia

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Saul Henderson is a first-year Master’s student within the Electrical Engineering department at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Prior to joining the Master’s program in August 2019, Saul has gained over 6 years of valuable experience and soft skills in STEM research, design and informal education. Starting out at UDC as an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student in the Fall of 2012, he has gained 5 years of education experience as a student educator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM). As an educator at a world-class museum, he was responsible for interacting with several hundred to thousands of visitors daily by educating them on the basic principles of aerodynamics, flight systems and space travel. Saul has also spent 2 years of his undergraduate career as a research assistant in several areas including Machine Learning, Power Systems and Mechatronics. In this capacity, he spent most of his time working under his school dean, Dr. Devdas Shetty, to enhance labs and higher-level coursework through the use of hands-on mechatronics projects and robotics. He has also worked briefly in other UDC labs including the Center for Biomedical & Rehabilitation Engineering (CBRE) and the upcoming Smart Grid lab. Saul has recently obtained his B.S in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer Engineering from UDC in May 2019, where he graduated with honors. Immediately upon starting the Master’s program, Saul has completed an internship in solar design where he assisted in the preliminary design and energy modeling of several dozen sites for major companies across the eastern United States. Saul is currently a graduate research assistant focusing on Wireless Communications and Cyber-Physical Systems.

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Sasan Haghani University of the District of Columbia

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Sasan Haghani, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of the District of Columbia. His research interests include the application of wireless sensor networks in biomedical and environmental domains and performance analysis of communication systems over fading channels.

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Esther T. Ososanya University of the District of Columbia

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Dr. Esther T. Ososanya is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of the District of Columbia, and the current department chairperson. During her career, Dr. Ososanya has worked for private industry as a circuit development engineer and as a software engineer, in addition to her academic activities. She received her education in the United Kingdom, where she achieved her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bradford in 1985, and a Post Doctoral Research Fellow from the University of Birmingham, UK. She was a Visiting Professor at Michigan Technological University for five years, and an Associate professor at Tennessee Technological University for 7 years prior to arriving at the University of the District of Columbia in the Fall of 2001. Dr. Ososanya research interests include new applications for VLSI ASIC design, Microcomputer Architecture, Embedded Systems design, Nanotechnology, and Renewable Energy Systems. In recent years, she has worked with colleagues to apply these technologies to Biomass research, Solar Cells efficiency capture research, and Renewable Energy Curriculum developments.

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Devdas Shetty University of the District of Columbia

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Dr. Devdas Shetty
Dean,
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008;Tel: 202 274 5033(off)
Email: devdas.shetty@udc.edu

Dr. Devdas Shetty serves as dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia, where he is also a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Shetty previously served as Dean of Engineering at Lawrence Technological Institute, MI and Dean of Research at the University of Hartford, CT. At the University of Hartford he was the founding chair-holder of the distinguished Vernon D. Roosa Endowed Professorship. As the Director of the Engineering Applications Center, he had set up partnership with more than 50 industries. He also held positions at the Albert Nerkin School of Engineering at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City.

Dr. Shetty is the author of 3 books, and more than 225 scientific articles, and papers. His textbooks on Mechatronics and Product Design are widely used around the world. His work has been cited for contribution to the understanding of surface measurement, intellectual achievements in mechatronics and contributions to product design. He has five Patents for inventions that involve interdisciplinary areas of mechanical engineering, design and computer science. Dr. Shetty has led several successful multi institutional engineering projects. In partnership with Albert Einstein College, he invented the mechatronics process for supporting patients with ambulatory systems for rehabilitation. Major honors received by Professor Shetty include the James Frances Bent Award for Creativity, the Edward S. Roth National Award for Manufacturing from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineer Faculty Award, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Honor Award. He is an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also is the author of Mechatronics System Design, published by Cengage Learning, now in its second edition.

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Dr. Suhash Ghosh
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Hartford, Connecticut,
CT 06107 &

Prof. Claudio Campana
Research Engineer
Engineering Applications Center
University of Hartford,
West Hartford, CT 06117

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Christopher Riso University of the District of Columbia

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Rudy Antonio Villegas

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Abstract

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) have provided the military with the ability to strike targets and gather intel without risking the lives of human operators. This project will detail the design, analysis, and fabrication of a UAV. The objective is to design a UAV with the ability to extend its range and gain increased maneuverability in order to accurately strike a target from a greater distance away. The hybrid projectile must descent for at least 30 seconds after reaching apogee of a mile while weighing under 500 g and be able to stream live footage during launch. To meet these design objectives, an autonomous, Arduino-based electrical system was created that will automatically extend the projectile wings, upon reaching apogee, to slow down the descent. The position of the projectile is detected by an onboard Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) while the Arduino microcontroller uses that data to extend the wings through a pair of linear servos. The live footage will be gathered using a small, 3.7MP camera that will transmit data through a built-in 5.8GHz transmitter to a receiver on the ground.

Henderson, S., & Haghani, S., & Ososanya, E. T., & Shetty, D., & Riso, C., & Villegas, R. A. (2019, November), Design and Fabrication of a 50mm Gun Launched Hybrid Projectile Paper presented at 2019 Fall Mid Atlantic States Conference, New York, New York. https://peer.asee.org/33802

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