Humanitarian Initiative Capstone Projects

This Beaver Works Center is planning future capstone projects in collaboration with MIT campus.  Our goal is to challenge students to design, implement, test, and evaluate new systems and technology. 

Current Project

UAV Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Missions

Course 16.82/16.885 - Professor Sertac Karaman
Design an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to support rapid-response material delivery in HADR missions. The UAV should be designed to be launched from medium-size ships, and carry expandable payloads of varying weights. The UAV should be able to provide reasonable requirements on range, response time, and payload drop accuracy, suitable for HADR operations. Furthermore, the design must allow (relatively) low cost construction such that the UAVs can be deployed in large numbers.