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Enhancing Parachutes by Instrumenting the Canopy (EPIC)

Completed Technology Project

Project Description

Enhancing Parachutes by Instrumenting the Canopy

This project will perform a thorough investigation of the ability of current sensor technology to be applied to a parachute canopy in order to measure strain. We will survey available strain sensor technology and select candidate sensors, develop adherance methods alongside Airborne Systems, test sensors uniaxially, biaxially, both statically and dynamically with help from UML, and perform wind tunnel tests with the sensor(s) on a subscale parachute.

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