Honors College Theses

Publication Date



Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Valentin Soloiu


Aircraft are one of the most used alternatives of traveling long distances and making them safer is a global necessity. For this reason, being able to create a functional prototype where the aircraft would be capable to acquire and process information in real time from the environment generating wingtip collision detection and simulation of a collection of exteroceptive sensors is necessary in progressing air flight safety systems. The aim of this project is to design and build, an electronic aircraft undercarriage composed with multiple exteroceptive sensors that will be able to determine and process digital information of the aircraft envelope, and give an analytical output represented in different visuals and active commands, in order to avoid obstacles for the aircraft. This will be achieved by the new concept of Wingtip Collision Detection developed in this thesis.

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