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Mechanical Design Concepts

Parachute Design:

We developed four parachute designs. 

        a. Round

        b. Round with a hole in the center

        c. Round with a hole and a drone

        d. Round with a drone

 

After further research we found that a parachute with a hole is an obvious choice, because it adds stability.  We used this data and these four choices in our decision matrix.

 

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