Design of Drone with Net Ejection Capabilities

Example of drone.

Students will design a drone that carries an ejection mechanism to launch a net towards a threatening drone.

Project description

In this project, students will design a drone that carries an ejection mechanism to launch a net, and the controller for the drone. The net will be launched to capture another drone. 

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Longer than a semester (6-9 months)
Start time Spring
In-person, remote, or hybrid?
Level of collaboration Individual student project
Benefits Academic Credit, Volunteer
Who is eligible

Juniors with these prerequisite courses and skills: EAS208, 3D printing, basic control

Project mentor

Eleonora Botta

Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Phone: (716) 645-2802


Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
  2. After you receive approval from the mentor to start this project, click the button to start the digital badge. (Learn more about ELN's digital badge options.) 

Preparation activities

The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering