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IAP Momentum: Engineering research resources

Research guide for IAP Momentum 2020

Mechanical Engineering Librarian

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Elizabeth Soergel
Contact:
Rotch Library, 7-238
esoergel@mit.edu
617-258-7591

Keywords and Concepts to try when searching

  • Drone
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV
  • Unmanned aircraft systems or UAS
  • Autonomous or autonomously
  • Algorithm
  • Path planning
  • Trajectory planning
  • Obstacle avoidance
  • Detect and avoid
  • Sense and avoid

Finding journal articles

  • Search the Web of Science or Compendex databases to find research articles on your topic. Click the "Get this at MIT" button to access full text of the articles.
  • IEEE Xplore includes articles and papers related to electrical engineering and computer science
  • The Aerospace Research Central from AIAA includes technical papers and articles related to aerospace

Finding standards

Standards are published by a variety of agencies about topics related to standard tolerances and safety. If you need to find specifications for drones, it may be published in a standard. Find out more about standards and search for them using the standards guide or try searching ASTM standards.

Some standards that may be helpful include: