This project is solving the ZERO GEE Bee – Your Friendly Neighborhood Drone challenge.

The aim of this project is to create a drone capable of transporting goods and making inspections within the International Space Station or in the outer space without the need of risking the Astronaut life by doing a space walk or going into small places within the station. Using pneumatic thrusters we shall gain total controllability of the drone (4 Thrusters on each side which results in a total of 24 Thrusters) this will allow it to Yaw, pitch and roll not to forget moving the drone to it's destination. The Drone shall also have proximity sensors, cameras and a mapping of the ISS and its surrounding included within its system so it'll be possible for it to navigate around without human assistance with this last one interfering and gaining total control in case of malfunction. While trying also to attack the energy problem the skin of the drone will be covered with amorphous solar panel that will be responsible in recharging the auxiliary battery for an extended period of operation.

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License: Academic Free License 3.0 (AFL-3.0)

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  • Kais Jribi
  • Kamel Frikha
  • Ahmed Abdelkefi