Project Perdix


Fall 2010 – Spring 2011

Course 16.82 / 16.821 / 16.885 – Professor John Hansman


Sucessfully designed, constructed, and flew ground and balloon-launched micro UAVs that supported airborne environmental monitoring.  Students prepared and presented a summary of their work at the 2011 Air Vehicle Surviviability Workshop, and received very favorable feedback from government, military and industry attendees.  The design for the micro UAV was transitioned to MIT/LL.



                                                       Design Process     

Perdix Ejection Test


  • Precision carbon fiber wings
  • Kevlar composite fuselage
  • In house mold fabrication
  • Rapid foam/balsa prototyping

                     Rapid Prototyping

                                 Building A Wing