Unmanned Air Vehicles
As an undergraduate I worked in the Multiple AGent Intelligent Coordination and control (MAGICC) lab at Brigham Young University. During this time I worked on the fabrication of autonomous UAV’s and small electrical components. I also worked on a simulation for a VTOL plane using Qt and OpenGL. My capstone or senior design work as an undergraduate was designing an AUAV in a team to perform certain navigation tasks and aerial image recognition in order to mark predetermined targets. See more.
Estimating Drag and Lift Coefficients for Cars
We had to make models of three common automobiles and empirically determine their drag coefficients in a wind tunnel. We also did some cool visualization in a water channel that shows the turbulent flow coming off the tail end of the vehicles. As soon as I find the old video footage, I'll post it here.
Of Rockets and Metal Fixtures
As mechanical engineering undergrad students we got the chance to build our own experimental test rig to measure the force produced by model rockets. This included everything from the mechanical fixture to the installation of a Wheatstone bridge to the filtering and data acquisition circuit.
Travelling Interplanetary Salesman
I worked in Matlab on a travelling salesman optimization problem in 3D. Later I added extra constraints to ensure that the solution path also avoided certain regions of space that we deemed to be unsafe (i.e. the sun).