Hypersonic ReEntry Deployable Glider Experiment Critical Design / Opposition to Electric Vehicle Innovation in the U.S.
Talbert, Lucas, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Talbert, Lucas, Engineering Undergraduate, University of Virginia
How can sociotechnical innovation best serve human needs? Though good intentioned, a benefit to one community may unintentionally harm another. Sound engineering balances tradeoffs and optimizes benefits. Diverse responses to efforts to promote adoption of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) in the United States reflect wide differences in political and social values. The BEV field provides an example of how a groundbreaking technology can disproportionately impact the public. Technical report details Aerospace engineers at the University of Virginia, advised by Prof. Christopher Goyne, contributing to the development of a Hypersonic ReEntry Deployable Glider Experiment (HEDGE).
BS (Bachelor of Science)
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