Posts Tagged Airport Operations and Maintenance Challenge
Recent grads Cliff Bargar, E12, Will Langford, E12, Jeff Prescott, E12, and Nick Stone, E12, walked away with a second place award at the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Design Competition earlier this month for their Hungry Hippo-like design. For their category, “Airport Operations and Maintenance Challenge,” the competitors created a prototype, dubbed FODHippo, that would act as a Foreign Object Debris (FOD) removal system on airport runways. In the video below, the students test their design at Logan airport, demonstrating its ability for locomotion, navigation, FOD removal, and FOD storage. The prototype was also created as part of their Tufts Mechanical Engineering Senior Design project in 2011.