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Effective geographically dispersed student teams – A teleoperated systems design case study

Effective geographically dispersed student teams – A teleoperated systems design case study
Effective geographically dispersed student teams – A teleoperated systems design case study

In the academic year 2016-17 the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Southampton teamed up for a coordinated capstone design project that integrated expertise from both institutions. The design project was focused on the teleoperated deployment of atmospheric sensing equipment into localised, severe weather events. Seven aerospace engineering undergraduate students at the University of Southampton designed, fabricated, and tested a remotely-piloted aircraft that was capable of delivering atmospheric sensing packages to a target location; they also developed the telemetry-enabled weather observation platforms themselves. Simultaneously, four mechanical engineering undergraduate students from the University of Missouri developed, constructed, and tested the ground-based component of the observation system: a remotely-operated rover that could carry the aircraft and launch it from a pre-selected site in the close proximity of the targeted weather event. In April 2017 the Southampton team traveled from the United Kingdom to Kansas City, MO for a complete operational test demonstration. This paper outlines the motivation for the design activities, as well as the student efforts throughout the project, also looking at the collaborative aspects of the project and the coordination from universities more than 4,000 miles apart.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Fields, Travis D.
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Sóbester, András
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Fields, Travis D.
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Sóbester, András
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Fields, Travis D. and Sóbester, András (2018) Effective geographically dispersed student teams – A teleoperated systems design case study. In AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.. (doi:10.2514/6.2018-1070).

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Abstract

In the academic year 2016-17 the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Southampton teamed up for a coordinated capstone design project that integrated expertise from both institutions. The design project was focused on the teleoperated deployment of atmospheric sensing equipment into localised, severe weather events. Seven aerospace engineering undergraduate students at the University of Southampton designed, fabricated, and tested a remotely-piloted aircraft that was capable of delivering atmospheric sensing packages to a target location; they also developed the telemetry-enabled weather observation platforms themselves. Simultaneously, four mechanical engineering undergraduate students from the University of Missouri developed, constructed, and tested the ground-based component of the observation system: a remotely-operated rover that could carry the aircraft and launch it from a pre-selected site in the close proximity of the targeted weather event. In April 2017 the Southampton team traveled from the United Kingdom to Kansas City, MO for a complete operational test demonstration. This paper outlines the motivation for the design activities, as well as the student efforts throughout the project, also looking at the collaborative aspects of the project and the coordination from universities more than 4,000 miles apart.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 7 January 2018
Published date: 8 January 2018
Venue - Dates: AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2018, Kissimmee, United States, 2018-01-08 - 2018-01-12

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Local EPrints ID: 419418
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/419418
PURE UUID: 39899cf9-5f75-4b03-9c30-3af541276a06
ORCID for András Sóbester: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8997-4375

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Date deposited: 12 Apr 2018 16:30
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:03

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