Student: Dillyn Mumme, Undergraduate Student in Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University
Research Mentor: Matthew Nelson
Eagle Eye is a hybrid airship proof of concept vehicle for Mars. It would be used to assist in planetary exploration of Mars where traditional rovers or humans cannot go. We plan to test our vehicle at similar conditions to mars. We plan to do this by doing incremental testing on the ground then moving into indoor flights. After that we will move outdoors and do low altitude testing before we finish with going up to about 100,000 ft. At this altitude we have similar atmospheric and temperature conditions to Mars.