UAV designed in SolidWorks helps solve 169 year old mystery

[caption id="attachment_4682" align="alignnone" width="726"]Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Image Courtesy of Wikipedia[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4696" align="alignnone" width="800"]The 1864 painting “Man Proposes, God Disposes” by Edwin Henry Landseer, is one of hundreds of pieces of art, literature and film inspired by the Franklin Expedition. Credit: Public domain via Wikimedia Commons The 1864 painting “Man Proposes, God Disposes” by Edwin Henry Landseer, is one of hundreds of pieces of art, literature and film inspired by the Franklin Expedition. Credit: Public domain via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] News of the discovery of the lost Franklin Expedition is dominating today's headlines in Canada. Obviously, we wondered how they did it! One of the front page pictures shows the autonomous UAV they used, and we were lucky enough to track down this academic article detailing the design and engineering of the Iver AUV in the photo. The article talks in detail about heavy use of SolidWorks and SolidWorks Simulation Tools. Read more here The Star with the Franklin search: How the Franklin wreck was finally found  via @torontostar #FranklinExpedition #SolidWorks #CADMicro #UMich We also hope the Admiralty gives the SolidWorks users the 10,000 pound REWARD! [caption id="attachment_4684" align="alignleft" width="881"]image courtesy of Paul Watson/Toronto Star image courtesy of Paul Watson/Toronto Star[/caption]       [caption id="attachment_4683" align="alignnone" width="796"]Parks' Canada's Autonomous IVER UAV image courtesy of Paul Watson/Toronto Star Parks'
Autonomous IVER AUV
image courtesy of Paul Watson/Toronto Star[/caption]

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