Project: Sail Energy System: Ground Team

Abstract: S.P.I.D.R.E. is a very adaptable and dependable team testing the feasibility of a portable tethered aircraft wind energy generation device. We pride ourselves on our ability to work in tandem with the two aircraft teams, AeroSAUR and WindSoar, tackling difficult problems such as camera vision processing, LiDAR tracking, and risk mitigation.

Mentor: Smead Aerospace

PM: Peter Young

Team Roster: Ben Bauman, Michael Lauver Lopez, Adam Romack, Javier Zetter Kick, Lucas Chernoff, Joe Machi, Peter Young, Kyle Elligott, Rajath Ramasamy, Marcus Van Zee