Obtaining electric fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle performance data will help verify and optimize aircraft designs from a single flight.
Timothy Takahashi is a professor of practice for aerospace engineering in the School for the Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University. He teaches classes in aircraft performance, aerodynamics, aerospace structures and materials and engineering profession.
Total projects: 10
Examining how control surface sizing and center of gravity location effect the stability of an aircraft will teach people how to design more efficiently.
Determining accurate performance measures of small scale aircraft allows for design validation and greater effectiveness.
Optimizing electric aircraft propulsion through data will help maximize range and other aircraft performance features.
Studying how the sizing of an aircraft's control surfaces impacts its stability will help teach people how to design more efficiently.
Designing instruments for aircraft performance measurement will increase aircraft energy efficiency.
Creating the tools to measure motor efficiency under practical conditions will help optimize aircraft performance.
Creating a tool to automatically design wing structures will accelerate future aircraft design processes.
Studying the effects of propellers in small wind tunnels will allow for further propeller motion research without the cost of large tunnels.
Developing tools to better measure and evaluate the efficiency of the thrust-generation of aircraft propulsion will make drones more efficient.