College of Science

Kevin Burns

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Kevin Burns is a third year physics major working on his independent studies with Dr. Vaibhav Gupta. The project is to design and flight test a vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial vehicle capable of transitioning from a hover to winged mode of flight while airborne through the use of individually actuated tilt-rotors. The design is intended to compliment research being done into Urban Air Mobility with the ability to perform precision takeoffs and landings while maintaining the range, speed, and endurance more generally associated with winged flight.