MERC Presents Unmanned Aerial System to COI-A

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (May 30, 2014) —  MERC had the pleasure of presenting the newly completed Mercer University engineering student designed Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) during the Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace (COI-A) UAS working group meeting in Atlanta on 30 May.

The light weight fiber composite airframe was designed by three senior Mercer engineering students and then built by Aircraft Structural Technology students at Middle Georgia State College in Eastman, GA.

MERC provided funding and engineering assistance for this collaborative effort.  The UAS working group was complimentary of the design and congratulated the students on a job well done.


The Mercer and MGSC quadcopter on the left, next to
one of the most commercially popular quadcopters
on the market today.

About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

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