Publication Date

Fall 2015

Document Type

Final Report

Problem Statement

Project to create a controllable, aerial drone capable of providing shading from UVA/UVB radiation. Consumers will be able to participate in outdoor activities (run, walk, play sports, etc.) while being protected from the sun. Shading mechanism can open and close midflight with the press of a button. No prior experience necessary for operation. Appropriate for all weather conditions except rain or snow (electronics of drone should not get wet). Adult supervision is necessary for children under the age of twelve.

Author's School

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)

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