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12: Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Sai Ravela, firstname.lastname@example.org
This project seeks to develop Dynastats that will operate in the upper atmosphere for observing hurricanes. We have a radically new design including materials and structures that enable prolonged operation for persistent observation. Your job will be to implement a small pilot system and characterize its performance and, if successful, to conduct a test flight.
This project is well suited for someone in Material Science and Engineering, MechE, Aero/Astro, or Physics as a junior or senior. It is particularly well suited as an undergraduate thesis topic. Having experience with aeromodelling, aerostructures or polymer films will be highly beneficial.