Date of Completion

Spring 5-1-2021

Thesis Advisor(s)

Shalabh Gupta

Honors Major

Electrical Engineering


Electrical and Electronics | Systems and Communications


Our senior design project is to develop a product named the Smartbox - a container capable of safely carrying and monitoring medical articles and accommodate a UAV drone carrying the container. These medical articles include sensitive medicines and human organs for transplantation. Speed, safety, and reliability are a must in this field, as the stakes if a payload is lost or improperly maintained can be life threatening. This project aims to improve on the existing medical transport logistics chains in use today. Time is the most important factor in transportation: many organs simply cannot survive outside of the human body for longer than a few hours. Current approaches to transporting an organ include ambulance, helicopter, and airplane transportation. In this report, our approach to organ transportation will be detailed, with our needs and anticipated benefits discussed. Current transportation networks will also be reviewed and compared to our proposed drone carrier network.